Ruling on removing
pubic hair for an old man who is unable to do this for himself
When my father became very old and was
no longer able to take care of his own personal hygiene needs, I used to trim his
moustache and shave his pubic hairs for him, but this meant that I saw his ‘awrah
(private parts, which should remain covered) without intending to. Is this a sin on my
part or not? I heard that the person who sees his parents’ ‘awrah has to fast
for two months – is this correct or not?
Praise be to Allaah.
There is no sin on you if you remove your father’s pubic hair when
he cannot do this for himself. What you have heard about having to fast for two months is
Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, 5/127.