Boundaries of Pubic Hair
Fatwa No: 408484

  • Fatwa Date:5-12-2019 - Rabee' Al-Aakhir 8, 1441
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Do the pubic hairs begin right below the navel? As in, when shaving the pubic hairs, do we have to start from right below the navel?


All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

What is meant by pubic hair was explained by the scholars; An-Nawawi  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him said when explaining Saheeh Muslim:

Pubic hair is the hair above the penis and what is around it, as well as the hair around the vagina of a woman. Besides, Abu Al-‘Abbaas ibn Surayj was quoted to have said that pubic hair is the hair that grows around the anus. Based on the above, we conclude that it is recommended to shave all the hair at the penis and anus and what is around them.” [End of quote]

Accordingly, pubic hair does not start right under the navel.

For more benefit on shaving pubic hair, please refer to Fataawa 90908, 86976, and 81607.

Allah knows best.

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