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Question # : 275

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Is it permissable to wax your legs and arms?

Answer : 275

Published on: May 3, 2007

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 140=147/L)


Islam did not forbid using cosmetics as far as it is in the limit of Shariah. It is allowed to clean the extra hair of arms and legs but not better. Therefore, if anyone applies wax to clean and polish the legs and arms then it will be allowed. Yes, if it causes any thing wrong e.g. she intends to come before people, or the wax is bodily that prevents reaching water to skin while doing Wuzu and Ghusl, or it involves going to beauty parlours where one can not abide by the Sharai commandments; then this will be prohibited.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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