Validity of Ghusl if hair is in a bun

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by DarulIftaBirmingham

In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.


If the womans’ hair is braided or is in a bun then ghusl will be valid as long as one is certain that the water reaches the roots of the hair. (Maraqi Falah p.42)

With regards to ribbons, elastic etc it will be necessary to take them off, as it is compulsory that water must reach every portion of the body including the hair in an obligatory ghusl.

Only Allah Knows Best

Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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