The Precise Area of the Pubic Area

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Fatwa ID: 03341

Answered by: Maulana Muhammad Afzal Hussain​



It is requested to elaborate the method and area(kindly be precise) to clean the public hair. if I have doubt that whether it starts directly below the belly button or is it below the line that forms on the abdomen when a person sits for the toilet on the ground(flush).


بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

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




Aisha (RA) said: The Messenger of Allah said, "Ten things are part of Fitrah: Trimming the moustache, letting the beard grow, using the Siwak, rinsing the nose with water, cutting the nails, washing the finger joints, plucking the armpit hair, shaving the pubes and using water in Instinja." Musab said: I have forgotten the tenth, but it may have been rinsing the mouth with water. (Sahih Muslim: 261)

Hairs around the genitals are 'Aanah (pubic hairs). Hadrat Shabbir Ahmad Usmani (Rah) mentioned that 'hairs above and around the genital of man and hairs around the female genital area pubic hairs.' [see: Fathul Mulhim, publisher: Darul Qalam Damascus, commentary on Hadeeth no. 257]


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Written by Maulana Muhammad Afzal Hussain

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham


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