Women cutting their hair

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: What is the ruling on cutting/trimming hair for women? Is it not permissible to cut hair at all or the hair (except for Hajj and umrah) can be cut but it should be below the level of the shoulders.


A: Besides Hajj or Umrah, it is not permissible for women to cut or trim their hair.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, 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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