Can you remove all hair besides the beard?

Fatwa ID: 03048

Answered by:  Maulana Mohammad Ahsan Osmani​

Question:

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah

Is it an accurate rule of thumb that a man can remove any bodily hair apart from the beard?

Answer:

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh

It is permissible for a man to remove hair from his body, e.g. chest hair, hair of one’s back, and leg/arm hair; however, it is unethical to do so. Nonetheless, it is prohibited to shave off one’s eyebrows or shape them in such a way that one would look effeminate.

(Behishti Zewar: p. 300 [Darul Isha’at] Masaail of the Hair: p. 25-26 [Idara Isha’at-e- Diniyat (P) LTD.];

Raddul Muhtar: v. 9, p. 583 [Maktaba Imdadia]; Kitabul Nawazil: v. 15, p. 516-517 [Darul Isha’at]

Fatawa Darul Uloom Deoband: v. 16, p. 234 [Darul Isha’at])

 

Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Mohammad Ahsan Osmani

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

 

 

 

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