Is there a limit to the length of a man’s hair according to the Shari’ah?

Answered by Shaykh Amjad Rasheed

Is it permissible for a man to grow his hair as long as he wishes? Is there a limit to the length of a man’s hair according to the Shari’ah?

Answer:
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

There is not limit set on the length of men or women’s hair in the Shari’ah. However, one must be cautious in the case of a man growing his hair that he does not intend thereby imitation of women, the irreligious or the imprudent. Because his intending so is unlawful.

– Amjad Rasheed

(Translated by Sr Lida Kahi)

 

السؤال: هل يجوز للرجل أن يطول شعره كما يشاء أم هل هناك حد شرعي ؟ الجواب : ليس لطول شعر الرجل والمرأة حدٌّ في الشرع ، لكن ما يجب التنبه إليه عند تطويل الرجل شعره أن لا يقصد بذلك التشبهَ بالنساء وأهل الفسق والمجون ، وإلا كان قصده ذلك محرماً .