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Travel during ‘Eid, facial hair of women

Fatwaa ID: 2032

1) Is it permissible for a man to travel around the Eid Ul Adha season knowing that he will be on the plane during the Eid Salah, and therefore miss it?
2) Are women allowed to remove facial hair in the upper lip, jaw, and chin areas?

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

  1. In principle, it is permissible for a person to travel on any day at any time. A person may travel on the day of ‘Eid even if that means that he will miss the ‘Eid Salaah. ‘Eid Salaah and qurbaani are not obligatory on travelers. However, if his purpose of travel is to miss or avoid these, then that is reprehensible.
  2. Yes. Women may remove the facial hair on their upper lips, jaws and chin areas. In many cases, it may even be advisable.

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

06/25/1445 AH – 01/08/2024 CE | AML1-8709

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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