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Is It Mustahab for a Haaji Not To Trim After Zul Hijjah Enters?

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Answered by: Alimah Zakiratul Hoque


Is it Mustahab for a Haaji not to trim etc after Zul Hijjah enters?

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful


It is not permissible for a Haji to trim his hair or nails. If he does so, he will need to give Dam or Sadaqah, depending on how much is cut (Fatawa Hindiyya, Vol 1, Pg 268).

One of the reasons that have been suggested regarding why it is Mustahab for non-Hajis to refrain from trimming their hair or clipping their nails is for them to resemble the Hajis, who are not permitted to do so (Sharhun-Nawawi Ala Muslim, Pg 1257).

إن حلق رأسه من غير ضرورة فعليه دم لا يجزيه غيره كذا في شرح الطحاوي لو حلق دون الربع فعليه الصدقة كذا في شرح الطحاوي

قال أصحابنا : و الحكمة في النهي أن يبقي كامل الأجزاء ليعتق من النار ، و قيل التشبه بالمحرم

Only Allah knows best.

Written by Alimah Zakiratul Hoque

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

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