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Is laser hair removal halal?

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Islam Hashtag Changed status to publish October 10, 2023
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Is laser hair removal halal?

The permissibility of laser hair removal in Islam, like many other contemporary issues, can vary depending on the interpretation of Islamic law and the opinion of different scholars. Here are some common arguments and viewpoints on this matter:

  1. Permissible (Halal): Some scholars argue that laser hair removal is permissible in Islam for several reasons:
    • It is not a permanent change to one’s body; rather, it is a temporary removal of hair.
    • It can be considered as a form of personal grooming and cleanliness, which is encouraged in Islam.
    • It does not involve the alteration of one’s natural creation (fitrah) to an extent that would be prohibited in Islam.
  2. Makruh (Discouraged but not sinful): Some scholars might consider laser hair removal to be makruh, meaning it is discouraged but not sinful. They may argue that it’s better to follow the natural way of removing hair (like shaving or plucking) as long as it doesn’t harm one’s health or cause undue pain.
  3. Impermissible (Haram): Other scholars may deem laser hair removal as haram, especially if they believe it involves unnecessary alterations to the body that go against the natural creation of Allah. They may also argue that it could lead to arrogance or dissatisfaction with one’s appearance, which is discouraged in Islam.

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A third view is that laser hair removal is permissible for some parts of the body, but not for others. This view is based on the distinction between the awrah (private parts) and the non-awrah (public parts) of the body in Islam. The awrah refers to the parts of the body that must be covered in front of others, while the non-awrah refers to the parts of the body that can be exposed in public.

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According to this view, laser hair removal is permissible for the non-awrah parts of the body, such as the arms, legs, face, etc., but not for the awrah parts of the body, such as the pubic area, armpits, etc. This is because removing hair from the awrah parts of the body may lead to temptation or immorality .

As you can see, there are different opinions and perspectives on laser hair removal and Islam. Therefore, it is advisable to consult a qualified and trustworthy Islamic scholar before deciding to undergo this procedure. You should also consider your intention and motivation behind doing it, and whether it will benefit you or harm you in this life and the hereafter. Ultimately, Allah knows best what is good for us and what is not. May He guide us to what pleases Him and keep us away from what displeases Him. Ameen.

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Islam Hashtag Changed status to publish October 10, 2023