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Ruling on a woman removing facial hair by laser

 

Praise
be to Allah

It is
permissible for a woman to remove facial hair by laser, subject to certain
conditions:

·       

That this is done by a specialist female doctor. It is not
permissible for it to be done by a male doctor except in the case of
necessity.

Please see the
answer to question no. 95891.

·       

That no harm results from using the laser, because of the
general meaning of the words of the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be
upon him), “There should be neither harming nor reciprocating harm.”
Narrated by Ibn Maajah (2340); classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh
Ibn Maajah
.

Concerning that,
reference should be made to specialists. Ibn Muflih (may Allah have mercy on
him) said in al-Adaab ash-Shar‘iyyah (3/97): It is haraam to treat
sickness or apply to the eyes anything that is najis [impure], taahir [pure]
but haraam, or harmful, and so on. End quote.

·       

That should not involve extravagant or wasteful spending;
rather the hair should be removed by the normal means by which it is removed
in such cases, with no need for spending large amounts of money, for
something concerning which the most that can be said is that it is
permissible or an adornment, whilst noting that some scholars differ as to
whether it is even permissible in the first place.

For more
information, please see the answers to questions no.
20108, 153337 and 13744.

 Moreover, it
makes no difference in the ruling whether that is done in Ramadan or
otherwise; rather whatever is permissible at times other than Ramadan does
not become prohibited by fasting.

See the answer
to question no. 221496.

And Allah knows
best.