Sunnah of cutting the hair of head

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Q: What is the Sunnah of cutting the hair of the head?


A: Rasulullah’s (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) mubaarak hair used to be at times till his earlobes and at times below the earlobe. He had shaved off his hair at the times of Umrah and Hajj only. It is permissible to cut the hair. The preferable way is to start of at the right side. It is also compulsory that one cut the hair evenly from all sides.

عن أنس بن مالك قال : كان شعر رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم إلى نصف أذنيه

عن عائشة ، قالت : كنت أغتسل أنا ورسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم من إناء واحد ، وكان له شعر فوق الجمة ودون الوفرة

عن البراء بن عازب قال : كان رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم مربوعا  ، بعيد ما بين المنكبين ، وكانت جمته تضرب شحمة أذنيه (الشمائل للترمذي ص3)

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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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