Assalamualaikum Warahmathualahi Wabarakatuhu
The word “FITRA” means disposition. The 5 Characteristics of Fitra has to be followed, as they are the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (Salallahu’Alayhiwassalam).
Removal of foreskin from the male private part.
PUBIC HAIR REMOVAL:
Shaving the pubic hair (hairs in private parts) for both men and women.
MAKING MOUSTACHES SHORT:
Narrated Nafi Ibn Umar (Radiallahu’Anhu) said, The Prophet Muhammad (Salallahu’Alayhiwassalam) said, ‘Do the opposite of what the pagans do. Keep the beards and cut the moustaches short.’ Whenever Ibn Umar (Radiallahu’Anhu) performed the Hajj or Umra (Radiallahu’Anhu), he used to hold his beard with his hand and cut whatever moustaches. Ibn Umar (Radiallahu’Anhu) used to cut his moustache so short that the whiteness of his skin (above the upper lip) was visible, and he used to cut (the hair) between his moustaches and his beard. [ Sahih Bukhari, Vol:7, Book:72, Hadith#780]. This hadith shows that men has to cut their moustaches short and grow their beards (opposite to non-muslim men).
Cutting the nails is compulsory. But today, many men as well as women are growing up their nails, imitating non-muslims as style.
REMOVING ARM PIT:
Removing off the arm pit hairs, is also a part of Sunnah.
These are the 5 Characteristics of Fitra said by our Prophet Muhammad (Salallahu’Alayhiwassalam). Narrated Abu Huraira (Radiallahu’Anhu), I heard the Prophet Muhammad (Salallahu’Alayhiwassalam) saying. “Five practices are characteristics of the Fitra: circumcision, shaving the pubic hair, cutting the moustaches short, clipping the nails, and depilating the hair of the armpits.” [Sahih Bukhari, Book 72, Vol 7, Hadith #779]. Every Muslim has to follow these 5 Characteristic of Fitra, if he/she obeys the Messenger Of ALLAH. And these 5 Characteristic of Fitra are very hygienic for the body. If followed they would help in keeping our body more healthy. Whatever the Messenger Of ALLAH says has a good in it.
JAZAKALLAH KHAIRUN [ Courtesy Abdullah Alfazeena (Aleena Razee)]