Not washing one’s hair for ghusal due to health reasons

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Q: I live in America and it’s winter now and very cold.

My question is after marital relations with husband at night, is it permissible to wash my whole body but not my hair and do tayaamum for the hair? I have very thick hair and I can’t dry my hair fully even with hair dryer. I get a cold at night after washing hair. Can you please advise?


A: If a doctor has stopped you from washing your hair then it is permissible to leave it out due to health reasons.

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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