A Woman Is Allowed To Trim Her Hair With Conditions (Shaikh Al-Albānī)

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A Woman Is Allowed To Trim Her Hair

Question to Shaikh Al-Albānī (no. 1): What is the ruling for a woman wishing to trim from the length of her hair?

Answer: A reason behind a woman trimming her hair should be considered. So if a woman trims her hair seeking to imitate the unbelieving or the wicked and sinful women, then it is not permitted with that intention.

However, if she takes just a small amount from [the length of] her hair or in fulfilling the wants of her husband, then I see no problem in that.

There occurs in the hadeeth reported in Saheeh Muslim (no. 320) that the wives of the Prophet (salallāhu ‘alaihi wasallam) would trim their hair until it would become copious and ample.

(Masā’il wa Ajwibatuhā lil-‘Allāmah Al-Muhaddith Nāsirud-Deen Al-Albānī, p. 7)

Abu Khadeejah.


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2 Comments

  1. Salaam alaykum, I’m 29 years of age and wanted to know if it is permissible for me to dye my hair back to black I’ve had grey hair from early teens, however unsure if the rulings also apply to a younger person?

    Jazakallahu khayr

    • Wa-alaikumus-salām-wa-rahmatullāhi-wa-barakātuhu

      Dying hair black is not allowed.

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