Fatwaa ID: 1698
A person cannot remove unwanted hair due to being obease and overweight, he finds it very difficult to reach certain areas to remove the hair and has fear of being cut.
What is the rulling with regards to his Salah will it be valid or will he have to repeat those Salaahs.
If he’s Salah is valid then can he lead a congregation in that state.
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.
While reprehensible, sinful and unhygienic to let the unwanted hair grow for more than forty days, it will not affect the validity of the salaah. Likewise, if such a person leads salaah, the salaah will be valid.
If one finds it difficult to shave, he may consider using a trimmer or hair removing cream. One may seek assistance from his/her spouse as well.
And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
02/13/1445 AH – 08/30/2023 CE | 574
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