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Is it compulsory to shave the head in Hajj or can one merely trim the hair?

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Asalam Alikum,

Dear Imam,

i would like to ask about a person who has hair transplant and intend to go to Hajj. During hair transplant, surgeon takes a strip from back of your head which leaves a prominent scar. This scar will be very much visible when you will shave your head which is compulsory during Hajj.

i would like to know your opinion about this and what should such a person do?

Jazak Allah and may Allah increase your knowlegdge .

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salฤmu โ€˜alaykum wa-rahmatullฤhi wa-barakฤtuh.

A person has two options regarding the cutting of his hair in order to terminate the Ihram. A person may either shave the entire head or trim one fourth of his hair. However, the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam has made 3 Duaas of mercy upon the person who shaves his head and only 1 Duaa for the person who merely trims his hair.[1]

It is Sunnah to shave the head while performing Hajj. However, it is compulsory for a person to trim at least one fourth of his hair in order to terminate his Ihram.[2] In your case, if you do not feel comfortable in shaving the hair due to the scar on your head, you may trim at least one fourth of your hair to terminate your Ihram.

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And Allah Taโ€™ฤla Knows Best

Abdul Hannan Nizami,
Student Darul Iftaa
Chicago, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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[1] ุฃูŽุฎู’ุจูŽุฑูŽู†ูŽุง ุฃูŽุจููˆ ุฅูุณู’ุญูŽุงู‚ูŽ ุฅูุจู’ุฑูŽุงู‡ููŠู…ู ุจู’ู†ู ู…ูุญูŽู…ูŽู‘ุฏู ุจู’ู†ู ุณููู’ูŠูŽุงู†ูŽุŒ ุนูŽู†ู’ ู…ูุณู’ู„ูู…ู ุจู’ู†ู ุงู„ู’ุญูŽุฌูŽู‘ุงุฌู ู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ ุญูŽุฏูŽู‘ุซูŽู†ูŽุง ุงุจู’ู†ู ู†ูู…ูŽูŠู’ุฑูุŒ ุญูŽุฏูŽู‘ุซูŽู†ูŽุง ุฃูŽุจููŠุŒ ุญูŽุฏูŽู‘ุซูŽู†ูŽุง ุนูุจูŽูŠู’ุฏู ุงู„ู„ู‡ู ุจู’ู†ู ุนูู…ูŽุฑูŽุŒ ุนูŽู†ู’ ู†ูŽุงููุนูุŒ ุนูŽู†ู ุงุจู’ู†ู ุนูู…ูŽุฑูŽุŒ ุฃูŽู†ูŽู‘ ุฑูŽุณููˆู„ูŽ ุงู„ู„ู‡ู ุตูŽู„ูŽู‘ู‰ ุงู„ู„ู‡ู ุนูŽู„ูŽูŠู’ู‡ู ูˆูŽุณูŽู„ูŽู‘ู…ูŽุŒ ู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ: ยซุฑูŽุญูู…ูŽ ุงู„ู„ู‡ู ุงู„ู’ู…ูุญูŽู„ูู‘ู‚ููŠู†ูŽยป ู‚ูŽุงู„ููˆุง: ูˆูŽุงู„ู’ู…ูู‚ูŽุตูู‘ุฑููŠู†ูŽุŸ ูŠูŽุง ุฑูŽุณููˆู„ูŽ ุงู„ู„ู‡ูุŒ ู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ: ยซุฑูŽุญูู…ูŽ ุงู„ู„ู‡ู ุงู„ู’ู…ูุญูŽู„ูู‘ู‚ููŠู†ูŽยป ู‚ูŽุงู„ููˆุง: ูˆูŽุงู„ู’ู…ูู‚ูŽุตูู‘ุฑููŠู†ูŽุŸ ูŠูŽุง ุฑูŽุณููˆู„ูŽ ุงู„ู„ู‡ูุŒ ู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ: ยซุฑูŽุญูู…ูŽ ุงู„ู„ู‡ู ุงู„ู’ู…ูุญูŽู„ูู‘ู‚ููŠู†ูŽยป ู‚ูŽุงู„ููˆุง: ูˆูŽุงู„ู’ู…ูู‚ูŽุตูู‘ุฑููŠู†ูŽุŸ ูŠูŽุง ุฑูŽุณููˆู„ูŽ ุงู„ู„ู‡ูุŒ ู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ: ยซูˆูŽุงู„ู’ู…ูู‚ูŽุตูู‘ุฑููŠู†ูŽยป (ุตุญูŠุญ ู…ุณู„ู…ุŒ ุฌ2ุต946ุŒ ุฏุงุฑ ุฅุญูŠุงุก ุงู„ุชุฑุงุซ ุงู„ุนุฑุจูŠ)

[2] ุซู… ูŠุญู„ู‚ ุฃูˆ ูŠู‚ุตุฑ ูˆุงู„ุญู„ู‚ ุฃูุถู„ ูˆูŠูƒููŠ ููŠู‡ ุฑุจุน ุงู„ุฑุฃุณ ูˆุงู„ุชู‚ุตูŠุฑ ุฃู† ูŠุฃุฎุฐ ู…ู† ุฑุคูˆุณ ุดุนุฑู‡ ู…ู‚ุฏุงุฑ ุงู„ุฃู†ู…ู„ุฉ ูˆู‚ุฏ ุญู„ ู„ู‡ ูƒู„ ุดูŠุก ุฅู„ุง ุงู„ู†ุณุงุก (ุญุงุดูŠุฉ ุงู„ุทุญุทุงูˆูŠ ุนู„ู‰ ู…ุฑุงู‚ูŠ ุงู„ูู„ุงุญุŒ ุต736ุŒ ุฏุงุฑ ุงู„ูƒุชุจ ุงู„ุนู„ู…ูŠุฉ)

ย (ุซูู…ูŽู‘ ูŠูŽุญู’ู„ูู‚ู) ุฑูŽุฃู’ุณูŽู‡ู ุจูŽุนู’ุฏูŽ ุงู„ุฐูŽู‘ุจู’ุญู (ูˆูŽู‡ููˆูŽ) ุฃูŽูŠู’ ุงู„ู’ุญูŽู„ู’ู‚ู (ุฃูŽูู’ุถูŽู„ู) ู…ูู†ู’ ุงู„ุชูŽู‘ู‚ู’ุตููŠุฑู ูƒูŽู…ูŽุง ุฃูŽู†ูŽู‘ ุญูŽู„ู’ู‚ูŽ ุงู„ู’ูƒูู„ูู‘ ุฃูŽูู’ุถูŽู„ู ู…ูู†ู’ ุญูŽู„ู’ู‚ู ุงู„ุฑูู‘ุจูุนู (ุฃูŽูˆู’ ูŠูู‚ูŽุตูู‘ุฑู) ุงู„ุชูŽู‘ู‚ู’ุตููŠุฑู ุฃูŽู†ู’ ูŠูŽุฃู’ุฎูุฐูŽ ู…ูู†ู’ ุฑูุกููˆุณู ุดูŽุนู’ุฑูู‡ู ู‚ูŽุฏู’ุฑูŽ ุฃูู†ู’ู…ูู„ูŽุฉู (ู…ุฌู…ุน ุงู„ุฃู†ู‡ุฑ ููŠ ุดุฑุญ ู…ู„ุชู‚ู‰ ุงู„ุฃุจุญุฑุŒ ุฌ1ุต280ุŒ ุฏุงุฑ ุฅุญูŠุงุก ุงู„ุชุฑุงุซ ุงู„ุนุฑุจูŠ)

ููŽุฏูŽู„ูŽู‘ ุฃูŽู†ูŽู‘ ุงู„ู’ุญูŽู„ู’ู‚ูŽ ุฃูŽูˆู’ ุงู„ุชูŽู‘ู‚ู’ุตููŠุฑูŽุŒ ูˆูŽุงุฌูุจูŒุŒ ู„ูŽูƒูู†ูŽู‘ ุงู„ู’ุญูŽู„ู’ู‚ูŽ ุฃูŽูู’ุถูŽู„ู (ุจุฏุงุฆุน ุงู„ุตู†ุงุฆุนุŒ ุฌ2ุต140ุŒ ุฏุงุฑ ุงู„ูƒุชุจ ุงู„ุนู„ู…ูŠุฉ)

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