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Question # : 31763


Is it necessary for a woman's hair to be long enough to cover her breasts when she dies-when the hair will be divided into two and put on her breasts?

Answer : 31763

Published on: May 8, 2011

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 800/520/L=1432)

At the time of burial, the ruling is that woman's hair shall be divided into two parts and put on her chest:
ويجعل شعرها ضفيرتين على صدرها فوق الدرع . (عالمكيري: 1/177)
However, if the hair of any woman is short naturally this ruling will not apply her, but it is unlawful and source of curse to cut hair short.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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