Is epilation Haram? That is the question

You might have thought Iran had enough things to worry about what with sanctions and a planned nuclear deal. But no. The big issue now is banning female epilation!

It may seem that the current nuclear negotiations, saving Iran’s collapsing economy or removing sanctions are the most pressing issues that the authorities or the people in Iran should be concerned about. But such an assumption does not apply to everyone in Iran.

A huge controversy started in the Iranian town of Qazvin last week, after a group calling themselves “Social and Cultural Activists of Qazvin Province” published a letter, condemning the practice of epilation, openly advertised in the hair salons.