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Women cutting her hair for medical reasons

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Q: I suffer from alopecia. I go for steroid injections in my head every 6 weeks. I was advised to cut my long hair short and apply black olive oil to stimulate hair growth. Is it permissible for me to do so?


A: It is permissible.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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