Published on 04 Dec 2015 | about 1 year ago
Pubic Hair - Zere Naaf Baal Katne Ka Tariqa Aur Ahmiyat
zer e naaf aur baghlon ke baal katna tarika aur ahmiat ghair zaruri katna pubic and under arm hair
As regards whether it is an obligation or optional, the jurists (may Allaah have mercy upon them) agreed that it is a recommended act for men and women, however, some jurists (may Allaah have mercy upon them) are of the view that it is an obligation on the woman if her husband orders her to do so.
Ibn Muflih (may Allaah have mercy upon him) said in Al-Aadaab Ash-Shar'iyyah (the religious etiquettes): 'It is disliked to delay shaving the pubic hair, plucking out armpit hair and trimming one's moustache more than the stated period.' The stated period is forty days as Imaam Muslim(may Allaah have mercy upon him) reported that Anas (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: "The period that was prescribed for us to trim our moustache, clip our nails, pluck out our armpit hair and shave our pubic hair is forty days." Of course it was the Prophet Sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allaah exalt his mention ) who determined for them this period of forty days, so it is dislikeable to leave them longer than this period of time.
I had asked some knowledgeable people in my local area and they have said that it should be done in 40 days as in the above hadith. Though some people claim that it nulls all your good deeds if not shaved within 40 days , the shaving of hair doesn't come as a compulsion for making your prayer valid , rather it is an act of Fitrah as mentioned in the hadith in the question.
Regarding Scissors, the main objective is to cut them short ,so the use of scissors is deemed permissible.
It was said to Ahmad Bin Hanbal: What is your opinion of a man that cuts down below with scissors and he does not cut it all off? He said: I hope that is sufficient by the will of Allah. It was said: O Abu Abdullah what do you say about a man who plucks his pubic hair? He said: And does anyone have the strength to do this?. And shaving the pubic hair, plucking it,removing it with lime or arsenic are all permitted as long as the aim is fulfilled which is theremoval of the hair and cleaning the place.
But still it is better not to take chances by leaving them to grow because:
On the authority of Abu Muhammad al-Hasan bin Ali bin Abi Taib, the grandson of the Messenger of Allah, sallallahu ëalayhi wasallam, and who is dearest to him, radiyallahu ëanhuma, who said: ìI committed to memory from the Messenger of Allah, sallallahu ëalayhi wasallam, (the following words):
Leave that about which you are in doubt for that about which you are in no doubt. [Al-Tirmidhi and al-Nasaíi related it, and al-Tirmidhi said: It is a good and genuine Hadith]
So better not take risks. Allah knows best!! Baarakallahu Feekum. :) click on muslim tube for watch more videos