Fatwa: # 19011
Category: Character & Morals
Country: United Kingdom
Date: 8th September 2010

Title

Please can you inform me as to the correct method of cutting zulfa hair. Is it correct to just cut the hair at the bottom at the back? Or is it more correct to part the hair, let all the hair

Question

Please can you inform me as to the correct method of cutting zulfa hair. Is it correct to just cut the hair at the bottom at the back? Or is it more correct to part the hair, let all the hair down and cut all around so the hair is all the same length around the sides and the back.

Answer

 

In the name of Allāh, Most Gracious, Most Merciful  


Assalāmu ῾alaykum wa Rahmatullāhi Wabarakātuh  

 

It is Sunnah to grow a Zulfā. However, the Zulfā is divided into 3 catergories:

1-       Wafrah- to cut the hair in line of the earlobes.

2-      Limmah- to cut the hair between the earlobe and the shoulder.

3-      Jummah- to cut the hair in line of the shoulders.

(Ahsanul Fatāwā, Vol.8, Pg.79, HM Saeed)

Note: It is impermissible for a male to grow his hair beyond his shoulders. If a person wishes to grow a Zulfā, he should also take care in grooming his hair and keeping it neat and tidy.

It is not a condition for every strand of hair to be equal, which is impossible once the hair is trimmed (from any side). However, the hair should not be cut in such a way that it resembles the Kuffār.

There is no specific way to cut the hair as long as it is cut correctly. Generally the Zulfā is trimmed at the back.

 

And Allāh Ta῾āla Knows Best
Wassalāmu ῾alaykum 

 

 

Checked and Approved by:
Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Dārul Iftā

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