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Hair on the nether regions

Fatwaa ID: 1410

Assalamualaikum mufti sahab
I want to know regarding the pubic hair starting under the scrotum between the ass, do the hair need to be shaved?

My second question was :-Should the hair be removed starting on bottom of the penis
Third Question:- If hair immediately below the navel doesnot have to be removed then what is the starting point below the navel?
Fourth question:- Arm pit hair are pulled from hands but small hair can’t be pulled , can they be left?how much hairs in Arm pit can be left? or all hair must be pulled off either small or big?
Fifth Question:- If a person doesn’t know about removing hair of Arm pit and the hair of genitals till the age of 29 and starts cutting them from the age of 29 , Is he suppose to do something more as he started cutting the hair very late? Will he be considered hygienic ? or should consult a doctor regarding this?Will the dirt be removed from these two areas (arm pit and genitals) as the hair got cut very late?

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

We would like to advise that the word used above to refer to the buttocks is a vulgar word. It is inappropriate. We are advised to use respectful and appropriate language.

  1. We understand that you are referring to the hair on the perineum, also known as the grundel. This hair does not have to be removed. However, it will be better to remove it as that is more hygienic and clean.
  2. Yes. The hair from below the penis has to be removed. This area is known as the scrotum.
  3. The hair immediately above and around the penis has to be removed. The area above is generally known as the pubic bone.
  4. All the hair should be removed. That is more hygienic.
  5. There is nothing extra to do. Istighfaar should be made for the past.

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

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