Woman cutting some of her hair – Shaykh al Albaani

[42] Question: What is the ruling concerning a woman cutting some of her hair?

Answer: With regard to a woman cutting her hair, then one must look into the motive behind her doing it. So if a woman cuts her hair in imitation of the disbelieving or sinful women, then it is not permissible for her to cut it while having this intention. As for cutting only a small portion from her hair or cutting it in accordance to the desires of her husband, then I do not see anything preventing this from being done.

It is reported in Saheeh Muslim (no. 320) that:

“The Prophet’s wives used to cut their hair to the point that it would reach the earlobes.”

[Al-Asaalah, Issue #1]

Source: from the e-Book : Fataawaa of Shaikh Al-Albaanee
Translated and Arranged by: Isma’eel Alarcon

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