Cutting the hair below the buttocks

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Q: Is it a sin if a woman has her hair below the waist? Please I want to be clear about what is the appropriate length of hair permissible in Islam.



1. No

2. It is impermissible in Shari’ah for a woman to cut or trim her hair. However if the hair is long and reaches below her buttocks, then if she experiences difficulty or it looks unpleasant, she may cut the hair below the buttocks.

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

فتاوى رحيمية 10/ 118-120

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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