• Prayers & Duties >> Taharah (Purity)

    Question ID: 42195Country: India

    Title: chest hairs

    Question: I have heard that it is prohibited to remove chest hairs for a man. I do not have much hair on my chest but on the nipple, I have got 5 or 7 very long hair around its corner (circular corner of nipple). It measures around 3 to 4 inches. The problem is that, apart from it looks odd, it hurts me many a times while bathing or changing clothes. So, I want to ask you that is it lawful to cut them in this case?

    Answer ID: 42195

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 1085/1079/N=1433) It is not unlawful for male to remove the hair of chest, but it is against etiquettes to remove it without a need, i.e. it is not appropriate. (Shami 9:583, Maktaba Zakariya Deoband with reference of Quniya) However, if the hair of your nipple is longer and some time it hurts you then you can remove the hair of the nipples, there is no harm in it as per the Shariah.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India