Category: Men
Fatwa#: 37115
Asked Country: Pakistan

Answered Date: Nov 06,2016

Title: Is removing body hair due to necessity permissible?


Mens hair

I have a lot of hair on chest, shoulders, biceps and back.

1) It gets painful for me when i need to apply some medicine, vapour etc. or even on hand contact with the chest.

2) Back hair itches me sometimes either when its sweated or rubbed.

As you mentioned in your fatwas that if there is a need, then it is permissible


1) Do the condition 1) and 2) fall in the definition of need?

2) If it is established that need exists, then would removing hair would still remain undesirable or removing them would be better than not? 


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

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

In general, the removing of the hair from the chest and back is undesirable. It is not prohibited.  If it is possible for you to keep the hair and overcome the discomfort you experience, then you should do that. If you decide to remove the hair due to the discomfort, then that would not be undesirable.


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Ridwaan Ibn Khalid Esmail [Kasak]

Student Darul Iftaa

Katete, Zambia

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.





 الفتاوى الهندية - ط. دار الفكر (5/ 358)

 وفي حلق شعر الصدر والظهر ترك الأدب كذا في القنية

الناشر دار الفكر

سنة النشر 1411هـ - 1991


الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (6/ 407)

وفي حلق شعر الصدر والظهر ترك الأدب كذا في القنية

الناشر: دار الفكر-بيروت

الطبعة: الثانية، 1412هـ - 1992م

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