Trimming split ends

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Q: My friend wants to cut her hair which is below her buttocks and she is complaing that it is thin and has split ends, what should we tell her? Also if she intends to cut it upto the lower part of her back, is it permissble? She says that she is doing it for growth and because it gets stuck in her buttocks. However, because shes an alimah Im telling her to do ihtiyaat since we sometimes end up taking leeways and following desires. What should I tell this girl because she keeps insisting that she wants to do it?


A: If there are split ends and she is really going through difficulty on account of the split ends then the hair that is below the buttocks can be cut.

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


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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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