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Cutting and shaving the hair after umrah

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Q: I follow the shafi mathab, regarding cutting the hair in ihraam (I wear a wig):

1. The sides and back of my hair is my own – How much of this must trimmed?

2. The top part is bald with fine hair – can I shave that?



1. The sunnat is that all the hair should be trimmed to the length of a joint of the finger.

2. Yes. If you are shaving then shave all the hair. It is not right to cut part of the hair and shave part of the hair.

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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