Q: I have straight hair and it naturally grows longer at the top and front and shorter on the sides. When I get a hair cut I trim all my hair but leave my top and front of the over the forehead less trimmed and the sides a bit more. I don’t shave any part of my hair, but just trim unevenly to preserve my hair’s natural growth. I also like to part my hair and would like to do something maybe like gel to make it stand a bit. I want to do this to make my hair look bigger and I don’t mean to gel it straight up and down, but rather diagonally so it looks like a puffy side part. I don’t have an intention to imitate kuffar or do qaza and I’ve gotten this style from the Middle East and in America. Is this permissible?
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)