Plucking the hair under the arm

Q: Is it essential in Islam to shave hairs of under arms? If yes then is there any tolerance? As I cannot reach to shave anus hairs by using a razor please guide.


1. It is Sunnah to remove the hair under the arm through plucking it. If this is difficult, then one may shave it.

2. If removing the hair around the private area through shaving is difficult for you, then you may use hair removing creams.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)