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Can a women cut/shave/pull her unwanted hairs from face?


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

We begin with Allah’s blessed name, we praise him and we glorify him, seek his forgiveness and ask him to guide us. Whoever Allah guides, None can lead astray and whoever he misguides, None can guide. There is no power and no strength except from Allah, The most high, the Most great, the most powerful. We bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers. We pray for peace and blessings on all the noble messengers and in particular on the last of them all “the blessed prophet Mohammad (pbuh)”

Allah says in the Quran:

"And whatever the Messenger gives you, take it, and whatever he forbids you, leave it. And fear Allah: truly Allah is severe in punishment. " [Qur'an 59:7]

Prophit mohammad(pbuh) said:

Narrated 'Abdullah: Allah has cursed those women who practise tattooing and those who get themselves tattooed, and those who remove their face hairs, and those who create a space between their teeth artificially to look beautiful, and such women as change the features created by Allah. Why then should I not curse those whom the Prophet has cursed? And that is in Allah's Book. i.e. His Saying: 'And what the Apostle gives you take it and what he forbids you abstain (from it).' (59.7) SAHIH AL-BUKHARI[Volume 7, Book 72, Number 815]

The scholars of the Islamic world are in opinion that the above Hadith might be referencing that Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) has forbidden the believing women to remove the hairs from eyebrow or to widen the gape between eyebrows or shaping eyebrows.

Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas: The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Shaving is not a duty laid on women; only clipping the hair is incumbent on them. SUNAN ABU-DAWUD[Book 10, Number 1979]

Narrated Abu Huraira : I heard the Prophet saying. "Five practices are characteristics of the Fitra: circumcision, shaving the pubic hair, cutting the moustaches short, clipping the nails, and depilating the hair of the armpits." SAHIH AL-BUKHARI[Volume 7, Book 72, Number 779]

The messenger of Allah (saws) said that Allah has cursed the women who plucks or removes hair from their eyebrows. There is no harm if a women removes/cuts/plucks the hair with out shaving which grows on their chin or above their lips. And Allah Knows The Best.

I ask Allah to make this a sincere effort, seeking his pleasure, and I ask him to grant us refuge in him from the evils within ourselves, and that in our deeds. I ask him to grant us success in achieving whatever pleases him; And May Allah Shower His blessings and mercy upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), his family and his Companions and on all those who follow him until the final hour.

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