Is Laser Hair Removal Haram?

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Is laser hair removal haram? There is a common misconception that laser hair removal is haram, or forbidden, in Islam. This is simply not true! In fact, laser hair removal can be perfectly permissable in Islam, as long as it is done for the right reasons and with the proper intentions. Make sure to read till the end so you know what to keep in mind before you opt for laser hair removal!

A Closer Look

What is Haram?

There are many things that are considered haram, or forbidden, in Islam. This includes things like gambling, drinking alcohol, eating pork, and stealing. Some of these things are considered haram because they are harmful to the individual or to society as a whole. Others are considered haram because they go against the teachings of Islam.

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Is Laser Hair Removal Haram?

There is some debate amongst scholars as to whether laser hair removal is permissible or not. Some argue that it is permissible as long as the ‘awrah (private parts) are not exposed in the process, while others argue that it is only permissible if there is a pressing need for it.

However, if doing so necessitates exposing the ‘awrah, it is required that there be a absolute need for it, such as when the hair is extremely thick and cannot be removed using other methods like plucking or shaving and a woman is unable to remove it herself using the laser as instructed by the female doctor. Other procedures, such as hair transplant are halal in similar fashion.


Reference – The above information is verified via Islam Question and Answer.

Is Laser Hair Removal Haram or Halal? – Bottom Line

The bottom line is that laser hair removal is allowed, as long as you keep certain factors in mind, all of which were discussed above. So you can go ahead and opt for this hair removal procedure without feeling as though you’re violating your religion. Thanks for reading, and make sure to leave a comment below!

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Written By Nazim Almasi

Nazim is an Islamic scholar, author and External Consultant at Renewable Energy Maldives. He writes on Islamic finance, food and halal dietary guidelines. He is a respected voice in the Muslim community, known for his clear explanations of complex religious concepts. He has been invited to speak at various conferences and seminars on topics related to Islamic finance, food and Renewable Energy.
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