Shaving the pubic hairs is one of the requirements of the Fitrah, Muslim scholars have revealed.
Shaving the pubic hairs is one of the requirements of the Fitrah, Muslim scholars say.
As reported by an Islamic scholar, al-Bukhaari, “The fitrah consists of five things, one of which is removing the pubic hairs.”
The time limit to do so is 40 days, the Islamic authority says.
Again, as reported by al-Bukhaari, “The hadeeth of Anas ibn Maalik says: ‘He set us a time limit of no more than forty days for trimming the moustache, clipping the nails, plucking the armpit hairs and shaving the pubic hair.’”
Reasons for shaving the pubic hairs
Al-Bukhaari notes that the purpose is to be completely clean and pure and keep away from anything that may cause dirt and impurities to cling to the body.
Medically, shaving the pubic hair makes for better hygiene.
“Shaving off the pubic hair will make for better hygiene down there, as an adult person’s privates is a focal point for heat, sweat and bacteria. So, shaving will make it look neat and smell fresh,” physicians advise.