Hadith on Fitrah: Five acts part of natural human instinct

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Five acts are a part of natural instinct: circumcision, shaving pubic hair, plucking hair from the armpits, shortening the moustache, and clipping the nails.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 5939, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 257

Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim

Yunus ibn Abdul ‘Ala reported: Ientered the home of Al-Shafi’i, may Allah have mercy on him, and with him was a barber shaving his armpits. Al-Shafi’i said, “I know the Sunnah is to pluck them, but I am not strong enough to endure the pain.”

Source: Sharḥ al-Nawawī ‘alá Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 257

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ الْفِطْرَةُ خَمْسٌ الْخِتَانُ وَالِاسْتِحْدَادُ وَنَتْفُ الْإِبْطِ وَقَصُّ الشَّارِبِ وَتَقْلِيمُ الْأَظْفَارِ

5939 صحيح البخاري كتاب الاستئذان باب الختان بعد الكبر ونتف الإبط

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عَنْ يُونُسَ بْنِ عَبْدِ الْأَعْلَى قَالَ دَخَلْتُ عَلَى الشَّافِعِيِّ رَحِمَهُ اللَّهُ وَعِنْدَهُ الْمُزَيِّنُ يَحْلِقُ إِبْطَهُ فَقَالَ الشَّافِعِيُّ عَلِمْتُ أَنَّ السُّنَّةَ النَّتْفُ وَلَكِنْ لَا أَقْوَى عَلَى الْوَجَعِ

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