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    Question ID: 275Country: United Kingdom

    Title: Is it permissable to wax your legs and arms?

    Question: Is it permissable to wax your legs and arms?

    Answer ID: 275

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (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 (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India