160 fatwas

  • Shaving armpit hair instead of plucking it Date: 3-4-2017

    Did the Companions really pluck their armpit hair? I shave mine; it just seems like it would be too difficult to do so. Also, what is plucking the armpit hair good for, reducing odor? .. More

  • Starting with right side when clipping nails and combing hair Date: 23-2-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu, Shaykh. It is Sunnah to start from the right, but is it also correct to start from the right and then go from the right to the left? For example, if I start combing my hair, I start from the right following the Sunnah of starting with the right, but then what? Do I randomly comb my hair, or it is Sunnah.. More

  • Shaafi'is' view regarding shaving beard Date: 10-10-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I read somewhere that there is Ijmaa’ (consensus among the scholars)on the fist-length beard as being mandatory, and once there is Ijmaa’, nothing can change it after that. However, in the Shaafi'i Fiqh, I read that the strong position regarding the beard is that it is disliked to shave it. So is the Shaafi'i Fiqh going against.. More

  • Abu Haneefah's view on the beard Date: 27-9-2016

    Dear Shaykh, what was Imam Abu Hanifah's, may Allaah have mercy upon him, view on the beard, and is it true that he did not speak to people who did not have beards? What do the Hanafi scholars and books say on this matter? May Allaah reward you, Shaykh. .. More

  • Trimming beard hair that grows on cheeks Date: 14-5-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Praise be to Allaah, I am doing my best to grow my beard, as I have been commended. My issue is that my beard mostly grows on the cheeks with much less growing on the bottom of my face; thus, I look strange and unnatural. Is it okay for me to trim the sides enough to match the rest of my beard? May.. More

  • Shaving beard to get job Date: 12-5-2016

    Dear brother, I am an electrical engineer by profession, and I work for a consulting firm that provides engineering to oil and gas companies. In order to do that, we have to visit oil and gas sites and collect data. For oil and gas sites, the law orders to shave off the beard so that the gas mask can fit on the face without suffering any leaks (the.. More

  • Growing beard just to be stylish Date: 22-3-2016

    Hello. I am a muslim teenager who is 18 years old. I wanted to know if keeping a beard is prohibited in islam or deemed unpleasant if it is not kept in accordance with the Sunnah. Basically, can I keep a beard because of stylish reasons, without any religous intent or purpose? .. More

  • Shaving beard for a necessity Date: 8-3-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum shaykh. I have a serious question and wish that you could answer me with a private answer, Allaah willing, instead of sending me the answer to other peoples questions. There is a muslim family who lives in Europe in a country of which it is known that the goverment steals families' children, especially muslim families' children. The.. More

  • Growing the beard after shaving it Date: 13-12-2015

    Assalaamo alaykum. I have recently shaved my beard and deeply regret it. My parents tell me that the first or the natural beard is more special than the ones that come after shaving. Is this true? Also, does this mean that I should keep shaving, or should I let the second one grow and trim it only when it reaches a fist's length? Lastly, is this a major.. More

  • Growing the nails to meet the husband's desire Date: 2-9-2015

    What is the Sharee'ah ruling on letting the nails grow, but not very long, in order to meet the husband's desire? .. More

  • Women are allowed to remove hair on the arms and legs Date: 1-9-2015

    What is the Sharee'ah ruling on removing hair that grows on women's arms and legs? Girls and women are accustomed to periodically remove the hair of their arms and legs. It is also a custom that they remove all the body hair in the wedding night. .. More

  • Nothing wrong with removing hair from the ears and below the eyes Date: 1-9-2015

    Does plucking the hair from the ears and below the eyes fall under the prohibited plucking? What is the ruling if one plucks it by himself? If it is prohibited, how can we remove the hair from the ears? .. More

  • Ruling on nasal hair removal Date: 31-8-2015

    What is the religious ruling on removing nasal hair by using scissors or by plucking? .. More

  • Qaza‘…definition and ruling Date: 31-8-2015

    What is Qaza‘? What is the ruling on Qaza‘? Is it impermissible to cut the hair shorter on the edges or to have graded haircuts (on the sides)? Is it permissible for a man to cut the hair growing between his eyebrows? .. More

  • A man shaving another's armpit hair Date: 26-8-2015

    Is it permissible for a man to shave the armpit hair of another man? .. More