Removing Hair After Menses
  • Question:

    Is it compulsory to remove hair after every monthly menses cycle?

    Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

    Thank you for your question.

    Prophetic teachings of cleanliness and purification instruct the believer to remove pubic hair. The hair that is to be removed, at least every forty days, if not earlier, is the hair of the armpit and the hair around the genitals. (See Al Baḥr Al Rāiq)

    Anas (may Allāh be pleased with him) said, “We have been instructed [by the Messenger peace and blessings upon him] regarding the time frame of trimming, clipping nails, plucking the armpits and shaving the pubic hair of genitals. We are not to leave them for more than forty nights” (Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim)

    And Allah knows best.

    Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Badat
    Hadith of the Day Imam
    Imam of the Islamic Foundation of Toronto and Director of Mathabah Institute
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