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Refraining from cutting the hair and trimming the nails until the qurbaani is carried out

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Q: It is mustahab (optional) for the one who is doing qurbaani that he does not cut his hair nor trim his nails until their qurbaani is carried out.

Bismillaah

A: It is mustahab (preferable, not compulsory) for the one who is doing qurbaani that he does not cut his hair nor trim his nails until their qurbaani is carried out.

عن أم سلمة : عن النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم قال من رأى هلال ذي الحجة وأراد أن يضحي فلا يأخذن من شعره ولا من أظفاره (ترمذي 1/278)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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