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Ladies Cutting Hair

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Q: What is the Islamic ruling about ladies cutting their hair?

A. The Shari’ah commands that females lengthen their hair. The law of Shari’ah will not be violated to please anyone, even the husband. A woman’s first obligation is to Allah Ta’aala and His Rasool (Sallallaahu Alayhi wa Sallam), and thereafter to the creation, on condition that it is not contrary to any teaching of Islam.

A Hadeeth narrated by Sayyidina Imraan (Radhiyallaahu Anhu) says that Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi wa Sallam) said: There is no obedience to the creation if (in it) there is disobedience to Allah. (Al Mu’jamul Kabeer V18 P177).

Moulana Yusuf Laher
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