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IslamQA: The Islamic ruling on laser hair removal

Salamualaykum Is laser hair removal permissible for men? And if it is, in that case, only for those purposes, is it okay if people see the naval button?

According to fatwas by the Qatari Fatwa Authority, the Jordanian Fatwa Authority and the Egyptian Fatwa Authority, laser hair removal is permitted, whether for men or women. The Egyptian fatwa adds that this is permitted despite the fact that it may permanently remove the hair (it is unclear whether the other fatwas are aware of its permanent nature).

As for showing the navel: the navel is not part of a man’s ʿawra therefore it can be shown without issue.

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