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Ruling of Shaving and Washing of Pubic hair in Janabah.


I want to ask: there is hair on the labia from the inside; that is, when I move it with my hand I find it not very inside, but it is difficult to remove it, it may cause me wounds. Is it permissible not to shave it? Is it necessary to rub the place in order for water to reach the roots of the hair when doing Ghusl. That is; Is it compulsory to wash each path in the vagina? Sometimes I shave the hair when I wash for menses, and try to remove what comes out, but some of the hair remains unshaved, Is that impurity if it reaches my clothes? May Allah reward you with good.


Praise be to Allah. May His peace and blessings be upon the Messenger, and his family and His companions. After that:

The pubic hair is can be shaved, but it is not compulsory. Al-Nawawi said: "As for the pubic hair, it is agreed that it is a Sunnah. So, the hair should be removed, even with known dyes, which do not result to harm, and not afraid of causing wound on the spot. The pubic includes all hair growing around the vulva." Al-Nawawi said: "With regards to the fact that the pubic hair is mustahab to cut off, it is known that it is the hair that grows around male's penis, and the front of the woman's vagina.

In any case, if you do not remove this hair, there is no sin on you, because shaving the pubic hair is Sunnah as we have mentioned."

Then this hair is pure. So, what reaches your clothes from it is not an impurity that must be removed. As for washing its roots, it is compulsory, because it is narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:

[Under every hair there is the state of sexual impurity]. (Narrated by Abu Dawood).

This shows that you are afflicted with insinuation. Abstain from overthinking, because expatiation with insinuation leads to a big problem. It is sufficient to think that the water has reached all the body, and certainty is not required in that. As thinking of purity is sufficient in Istinja, and certainty is not required.

Allah knows best.

Source of Fatwa:

Fatwa Issued by: Islam web.

Fatwa No: 380101.

The original text of the fatwa in Arabic:


أريد أن أسال: هناك شعر على الشفرين من الداخل؛ أي عندما أبعدها بيدي أجده ليس داخلا جدا، لكن يصعب إزالته، فقد يسبب لي جروحا. فهل هذا يجوز عدم حلقه؟ وهل يجب تدليك المكان لوصول الماء إلى أصول الشعر عند الاغتسال، بمعنى هل يجب غسل كل ثنية في الفرج؟ وأحيانا أحلق الشعر عند غسل الحيض، وأحاول إزالة ما نزل، ولكنه يبقى عالقا -أي بعض من الشعر- فهل هو نجس إن خرج إلى لباسي؟ وجزاكم الله خيرا.


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