Refraining from cutting one’s hair and nails during the first ten days of Zil Hijjah

Q: In the first ten days of Zil Hijjah we are advised not to cut our hair and nails etc If we are making qurbaani. Is this a masnoon practice of Sayyiduna Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam)?


A: Yes.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

عن أم سلمة عن النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم قال من رأى هلال ذي الحجة وأراد أن يضحي فلا يأخذن من شعره ولا من أظفاره (جامع الترمذي #1523)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)