Category: Purity (Tahaarah)
Fatwa#: 20906
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Answered Date: Dec 23,2018

Title: Trimming and shaving one’s palm and chest hair


Respected Brother Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu, I apologise if someone has asked this question before. Is it allowed in Islam to shave/trim your palms (for a man)? Also, what about shaving/trimming your chest? Is this allowed as well? Jazakhallah khair. May Allah (swt) reward you. Ameen.


In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

Brother in Islam,

It is unusual for a person to have hair in their palms. Nevertheless, it is permissible to trim and shave one’s palm hair and chest hair[1].


And Allaah Ta’aala Knows Best.

Muajul I. Chowdhury

Student, Darul Iftaa

Astoria, New York, USA


Checked and Approved by,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.




[1] الفتاوى الهندية (5/ 358)

وفي حلق شعر الصدر والظهر ترك الأدب كذا في القنية


حاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (6/ 407)

وفي حلق شعر الصدر والظهر ترك الأدب كذا في القنية اهـ ط


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