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Who is permitted to shave/cut a person’s hair after exiting the state of Ihraam?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by TheMufti.com

Q. After completing Umrah and before coming out of the state of Ihraam, is it necessary for a male or female in the state of Ihraam to have their hair cut by a person out of the state of Ihraam? Or can male and female in the state of Ihraam cut each other’s hair? Or can their cut their own hair?


A. After completing the rituals of Umrah, it is permissible for a male to shave (Halq) his hair and a female to cut/trim (Qasr) her hair by a person in state of Ihraam or a person out of the state of Ihraam. As such, male and female may shave and cut/trim each other’s hair or they may shave and cut/trim their own hair after completing the rituals of Umrah. (Fataawa Mahmoodiyyah 15/424)

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Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

This answer was collected from TheMufti.com, which is a fatwa portal managed by Mufti Ismaeel Bassa from South Africa.

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