Fatwa#: 39060
Asked Country: Ukraine

Answered Date: Oct 11,2017

Title: Does one have to give sadaqah for each and every time hair falls or just once is enough? Same for covering the head and face?



I am in hajj now. Please tell me about penalties. Do I pay individual sadaka for each occasion my hair fall? Or combine them all. Same also for covering head or face,are they count on individual occasions.




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

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

1)    If hair fall off by itself, then there is no penalty.[1]

If one strand of hair falls off due to one’s action, for example making masah or plucking the hair, then he will give a handful of wheat as sadaqah.[2]

If more than three strands of hair fall off due to one’s action, then he will give sadaqah equivalent to sadaqah al-fitr.[3]

One may combine all the sadaqahs due and give them at once.


2)    If one covers his head or face for lesser than 12 hours, then sadaqah al-fitr is due.[4]

If one covers his head or face for more than 12 hours, then damm is due.[5]

One may combine all the sadaqahs and damm due and give them at once.

And Allah Taala Knows Best

Mehrazur Rahman

Student Darul Iftaa

Brooklyn, NY, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

[1](غنية الناسك في بغية المناسك ص٢٥٨ ادارة القران والعلوم الإسلامية) 

   لا يخفى ان الشعر اذا سقط بنفسه لا محظور فيه لاحتمال قلعه قبل احرامه و سقوطه بغير قلعه ، و اذا سقط بفعل المحرم  بان احس به و ادركه ، فحينئذ يلزمه الجزاء


(حاشية ارشاد الساري الى مناسك الملا على القاري ص٤٦٤ مؤسسة الريان)


(زبدۃ المناسک مع عمدۃ المناسک ص٣٦٨ ايچ ايم سعيد)


(فتاوی رحیمیہ ج٨ ص١١١ دار الإشاعات)


[2] (مسائل حج و عمرہ   ص۲۲۲   مکتبہ رضی دیوبند)

اگر دو تین بال منڈے یا کاٹے تو ہر بال کے بدلے میں ایک مٹھی گندم کا صدقہ دیدے


(احکام الحج   ص ۹۷)


[3] (مسائل حج و عمرہ   ص۲۲۲   مکتبہ رضی دیوبند)

تین بال سے زائد میں پورا صدقہ الفطر واجب ہے۔


[4] Fataawa Rahimiyyah, English Edition, Volume 3, Chapter of Hajj pg. 204, Darul-Ishaat


[5](رد المحتار ج٢ ص٤٨٨ الفكر)

قوله ( كله أو بعضه ) لكن في تغطية كل الوجه أو الرأس يوما أو ليلة دم الربع منهما كالكل وفي الأقل من يوم أو من الربع صدقة كما في اللباب وأطلقه فشمل المرأة لما في البحر عن غاية ممن أنها لا تغطي وجهها إجماعا اه أي وإنما تستر وجهها عن الأجانب بإسدال شيء متجاف لا يمس الوجه... وهو وجوب عدم مماسة شيء لوجهها


(فتاوى محمودية ج١٠ ص٤٣٨ فاروقية)


(أحسن الفتاوى ج٤ ص٥٢٣ سعيد)


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