Unable to remove pubic hairs due to illness

Q: I am an LGMD and CCF sufferer and my husband got stage IV cancer. Lately my weight has shot up to nearly 120 kg and my hip joints are so tight that we can't even have sex. Also I am unable to clean up my private parts - I mean getting rid of the hair there, not washing. I tried shaving, but I got shaving rash and I can't reach the deeper parts. I tried waxing and removal creams. I nearly climbed through the roof from the reaction with my sensitized skin!

I am at wits end. I know the Sunnah says clean up there every six weeks at least, but what if you can't and you don't have close family that could help you? My husband can't either.

My question is now, taking the aforementioned into account and I know Allah would forgive me for things I can't do, would it be permissible for me to leave the hair on my private parts? I still remove the hair from my armpits every 4 to 6 weeks.

A: Do it to the best of your ability. If there is a way to get the cream to reach that area then do so.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)