Prayers & Duties >> Hajj & Umrah

Question # : 4024


At present i stay in Jeddah.I did my Haj this year.After i did 2 Umrah also.Everytime i preferred to be bald (Clean shave).But now i have decided that i will do Umrah after my hairs are very big and i do not want to be bald again.I will just cut the minimum requirement of hairs thereafter.So my question is Can i cut just a very little hair and continue to do Umrah at this time or Should i wait to grow my hair and then cut according to requirement? Guide me what is the method for cutting hair?

Answer : 4024

Published on: May 28, 2008

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 894/679=H)


If the hair is very short, then it is necessary to shave for going out of Ihraam; only cutting will not suffice. If the hair is longer than fingertip then one can trim equal to one fingertip. However, shaving the head is afzal (better/desirable), there is no need to wait, whenever you wish you can perform umrah and get halal by shaving the head. Even you can perform the second umrah just after that and get halal by wiping razor on the head. Delaying umrah just for the sake of hair is improper. Allah has granted you chance to perform umrah so you should not miss it. Get shaved after performing umrah whether you have hair on your head or not.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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