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    Question ID: 151052Country: United Arab Emirates

    Title: If a woman is sitting for last 10 days Ramadan Etikaf and she wants to shave public hair because she has already passed 40 days, can she do it?

    Question: If a woman is sitting for last 10 days Ramadan Etikaf and she wants to shave public hair because she has already passed 40 days, can she do it?

    Answer ID: 151052Posted on: Sep 1, 2020

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 1146/1147/L=9/1438)

     

    If more than forty days have passed over shaving the pubic hair then the woman can shave it in the state of itikaf but she should not go out for it separately, rather she should shave it in her itikaf room maintaining complete purdah or when she goes for urination or stool then she should shave it.

    قال في الشامي : وليس كالمكث بعدها، ما لو خرج لها ، ثم ذهب لعيادة مريض أو صلاة جنازة من غير أن يكون خرج لذلك قصداً فإنه جائز . (شامي : 3/435)

    وقال الزرقاني : ويجوز له قض ظفره أو شاربه أو هما ونتف إبط ، وإزالة عانة تبعا؛ لخروجه لحاجة ، ونحوها ، ولا يخرج لذلك استقلالا . (الزرقاني على المؤطا : 2/ 274)

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India