Category: Jurisprudence and Rulings (Fiqh)
Fatwa#: 39050
Asked Country: United Kingdom

Answered Date: Oct 01,2017

Title: Women cutting hair, split ends



I have a question about women cutting hair. If a women wears hijab and has long hair then without having trims then she can get split ends. That's one of the reasons why having regular haircuts are recommended. Without having a trim the split end can travel high up the hair making the hair brittle and weak. Therefore not having a trim could make the hair unhealthy. She would not be doing it for fashionable reasons. Only to keep her hair healthy as she has split ends which are not good for hair. It would be all the same length too, no layers.

Based on this please can you clarify as not having a trim could result in the hair looking and feeling unhealthy. This then could be even more difficult to maintain hence why it is advised to cut the hair every so often to keep it healthy

Many thanks


In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

It is not permissible for a woman to cut or trim her hair[1].

We have been advised that there are alternate ways to overcome the split ends of the hair. You may consult your doctor or hair specialist for further advice.


And Allaah Ta’aala Knows Best


Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


[1]  الدر المختار شرح تنوير الأبصار وجامع البحار (ص: 664) 

قطعت شعر رأسها أثمت ولعنت. زاد في البزازية: وإن بإذن الزوج لا طاعة لمخلوق في معصية الخالق، ولذا يحرم على الرجل قطع لحيته، والمعنى المؤثر التشبه بالرجال


خلاصة الفتاوى (2/52)

لو قطعت شعر رأسها عليها أن تستغفر


كناب جمل الأحكام للناطفي (ص: 165)

المرأة إذا قطعت شعرها أثمت ودخلت تحت اللعنة وعليها أن تستغفر الله تعالى وتتوب


غمز عيون البصائر في شرح الأشباه والنظائر (3/ 262)

قوله : لا يجوز للمرأة قطع شعرها إلخ . قال في البزازية وعليها الاستغفار.


الملتقط للسمرقندي (ص: 102)

لا يحل للمرءة قطع شعرها كما لا يحل للرجل قطع لحيته


تنقيح الفتاوى الحامدية (4/ 237)

وقد ذكر العلائي في الدر المختار من الحظر والإباحة عن المجتبى والبزازية إذا قطعت شعر رأسها أثمت ولعنت وإن بإذن الزوج ؛ لأنه { لا طاعة لمخلوق في معصية الخالق } ولذا يحرم للرجل قطع لحيته والمعنى المؤثر التشبه بالرجال


الأشباه والنظائر - حنفي (ص: 201)

لا يجوز للمرأة قطع شعرها ولو بإذن الزوج


امداد الفتاوى (4/229)

قلت: والحلق عام للقص كما ذكر فشمله الحديث. والله أعلم


 فتاوى دار العلوم زكريا (7/360)


فتاوى رحيميه (5/454)


آپ کے مسائل اور ان کا حل (8/327)


بهشتي زيور (حصه 11/تتمه حصه 5)


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