Women cutting their hair

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Q: If there is an aalimah and she is persistant on the fact she wants to trim her hair. She wants to do such because she she claims it will grow back healthier and complains of it getting stuck in her buttocks and tying her hair gives a headache she wants to cut it about to to 3/4 of the back. I have told her that Aalimahs should be guides and refrain from cutting and trimming her hair. What shall I say to her and if she does so what should my attitude be towards her?


A: It is not right to cut it. There are women who have similar problems and they overcome them. It is not right for women to shorten their hair.

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


Answered by:

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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