Women trimming their hair

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Q: I have heard that a woman is not allowed to cut her hair like how a man should not cut his beard. Please advise me as to the Trimming of a woman’s hair (like how a man trims any strands that stick out of his beard so that his beard is neat).


A: She should not trim it.

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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