Cleanliness

[Q-ID0380] Can a man remove the hair from his body and have laser hair removal done?

QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: can a man remove (shave) the hair from all of his body? And can laser hair removal be used to stop these hairs from growing again. Questioner: Ateeb from UK ANSWER: بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم الجواب…

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[Q-ID0356] Where does a man have to start shaving the pubic hairs from?

QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and the muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: where does a man have to start shaving the pubic hairs from and up to what area should he do so? Questioner: Tayab from UK ANSWER: بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ…

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[Q-ID0280] Can I perform Dhikr if I am in a state of janabah (need a ghusl bath)?

QUESTION: What do the scholars and muftīs of the mighty Sharī’ah say regarding this matter; is it permissible for a male or a female to perform the Dhikr of Allāh (Most High) whilst in the state of major ritual impurity [janābah]? ANSWER: بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب Other than reciting…

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[Q-ID0271] Must I perform wudu after having a ghusl bath?

QUESTION: What do the scholars and muftis of the mighty Shari’ah say regarding this matter: is it necessary to perform wudū for the prayer [namaaz] etc. after performing the obligatory ritual bath [ghusl]? ANSWER: بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب There is no need to perform wudū after the…

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[Q-ID0198] How to purify carpet in the Mosque on which a kid urinated on?

QUESTION: What do respected scholars say about the following issue: A child urinates on a Masjid carpet and remains seated there for 10-15 minutes and then is sent home, the Masjid hall is quite spacious and the carpet is very large. In this case how do we purify this carpet, will we have to wash…

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[Q-ID0172] Doing wudu at the Masjid instead of at home

QUESTION: Can we use the Masjid facilities to perform wudu all the time even though there is no reason for us not to do it at home? ANSWER: It is allowed. The facility is constructed to help people do wudu irrespective of whether they can do it at home or not. Allah knows best. Answered…

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[Q-ID0171] Using masjid toilets to relieve ourself

QUESTION: A lot of people use the masajid toilets to relieve themselves even though they have just come from home, leaving a bad odour in the wudu facility area. Is this allowed? ANSWER: The toilets are made for people to relieve themselves. There is no issue in it and it is allowed. Allah knows best.…

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[Q-ID0132] Shaving and waxing parts of the body (men & women)

QUESTION: What is the sharia ruling regarding a woman shaving and waxing her arms, legs or any other part of her body for that matter? Can men shave their chests and back? Also, what about using electric shavers?  ANSWER: A woman can shave her arms, legs and other parts of her body. The same applies…

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[Q-ID0114] Are women allowed to use metal (razor/scissor) on their body to remove hair?

QUESTION: I have always been told women are not allowed to use metal on the body. So my question is; are women allowed to use metal (razors/scissors) on their body as some people say if you use it then your Janazah will be heavy. Is this true?  ANSWER: Women can use a razor and scissors…

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[Q-ID0099] Can we use soaps, gels and shampoos that contain chemicals?

QUESTION: Are soaps, shower gels and shampoos that contain chemicals permissible to use?   ANSWER: Unless and until we know that a product is harmful or contains haraam ingredients, it will be allowed and deemed pure. Therefore it is permissible to use these products. It is stated that, کل ماعدم فیہ المدرک الشرعی للحرج فی فعلہ…

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[Q-ID0097] Can we mix pure and impure clothes together and then wash them?

QUESTION: Can we mix pure and impure clothes together and then wash them?  ANSWER: It is not allowed to wash pure and impure clothes together, this is because to make that which is pure into something impure is regarded as a sin. Mixing pure clothes with impure clothes will result in the pure clothes becoming…

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[Q-ID0073] Can women shave unwanted hair under the armpits?

QUESTION: Can women use razors to remove dirty hair i.e under their armpits? ANSWER: In his encyclopaedic work in the Hanafi Madhab, Bahare Shariat, Al-Imam Amjad Ali al-A’zhami (رحمة الله عليه) has mentioned concerning the removal of this hair: “It is Sunnah to pluck the hair of the underarms and shaving it is allowed too.” [Bahare…

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[Q-ID0044] What does Islam say about bathing naked?

QUESTION: What does Islam say about bathing naked? ANSWER: It is permissible as long as he doesn’t uncover in the presence of a onlooker other than his wife. Allāh knows best. Answered by Shaykh Naveed Jameel ash-Shaami Also see: [Q-ID0433] Can Husband & Wife have sexual intercourse whilst bathing together?

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[Q-ID0008] When shaving the private parts, do we start from the belly button?

QUESTION: When shaving the sitr should you leave a fingers gap from your belly button and then shave or should you start from your belly button? ANSWER: Shaving the A’naa (pubic hair) is part of nature and from the the sunnah of the Prophet of Allah (صلى الله عليه وآله وصحبه وسلم). Ibn A’bideen (رحمة الله…

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