Are women allowed to shave and wax their beards?

Fatwa ID: 03291

Answered by: Alimah Nasima Umm Hamza​

Question

 

In Islam are women allowed to shave and wax their beards?

 

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

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

 

Answer:

 

Yes, it is permitted for women to remove facial hair, including the beard and moustache. [1]

 

Only Allah Ta'ala knows best.

Written by Alimah Nasima Umm Hamza

Check and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

 

 

[1] Ibn Abideen, Raddul Muhtaar. Volume 6, page 373

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