Shaving the 'Superfluous' hair: This was another "Sunnah" that never made any sense to me even as a child although all my friends and elders preached that it was mandatory for every adult Muslim male and female.
Almost invariably people used to say that 'the hair on the urinary bladder area' must be dirty! Did the urine diffuse through all the impermeable tissues to rinse the bladder?
I think this kind of a critical mind finally allowed me to break the very common 'what people say' SHIRK.
6:116 (People will confront you with what the majority is doing, as proof of right and wrong.) Now if you pay heed to, or get intimidated by majority of those who live on earth, they will lead you astray from God’s way. Most of the people follow nothing but conjecture and they only live by guesswork.
Going through puberty, many friends offered me different soaps, powders and razors that I would thankfully return to them.
Some doctor class-mates of mine recently confirmed my observation that only the gay men shave their armpits. Most non-Muslim Caucasian and Afro-American men and women leave their private hair unshaven.
Do you agree?