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Business of waxing

Fatwaa ID: 2361

Is it considered haram money if someone is doing a business of waxing/laser hair removal and it involves showing ones satar at times?

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

A waxing or laser hair removal business which requires a person to look at and/or touch the ‘awrah of another person is haraam. Rasulullaah ﷺ has cursed the person who looks at another person’s ‘awrah as well as the one whose ‘awrah is looked at. Hair removal is not a valid reason or service to be exempted from this. Such a business would be sinful and void of barakah. If one restricts to hair removal of non-‘awrah, then that is permissible.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

11/16/1445 AH – 05/24/2024 CE | 1092

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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