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Mufti Sb, Please let me know what is the advise for Muslim females about their Haircut? Mean is that forbidden or not forbidden? I heard its forbidden, BUT According to Rivayat in SAHIH MUSLIM, Kitab ul Haiz, Rivayat no 728, Ravi Abo Salamah Bin Abdul Rahman,
In last in this rivayat, He described The Holy Wives of Nabi S.A.W. cut their head's hairs, Please just read that Rivayat and observe the correct meanings of that. Because if any husband allow to her wife to cut the hair is that haram?? Even that wife always use hijab Abaya to cover all body parts,
If this is allow so can she cut V shape or U shape hairs from behind??? Please advise us.
Jazak Allah u Khair
The cutting of hair is not prohibited for a woman categorically. In fact, there are sometimes when a Muslim woman is required to cut her hair such as the time of Hajj or Umrah. Shaving the head hair is always prohibited unless it is due to a medical condition.
The Muslim women are allowed to cut their hair as long as it does not resemble the hair of men.
And Allah knows best.
Mufti Ikram ul Haq
Fatwa Center of America