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Woman Shortening Her Hair

Question

Can a woman cut her hair a little shorter simply because she finds it to be too long?

Answer

If there is no real need, it would not be permissible for a woman to cut or trim her hair.

Checked and Approved By:

Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B.

References

لا يجوز للمرأة قطع شعرها ولو بإذن الزوج، (الأشباه والنظائر ص148 دار الكتب العلمية)

وفيه: قطعت شعر رأسها أثمت ولعنت زاد في البزازية وإن بإذن الزوج لأنه لا طاعة لمخلوق في معصية الخالق، ولذا يحرم على الرجل قطع لحيته، والمعنى المؤثر التشبه بالرجال اهـ.

قال الشامي رحمه الله: (قوله والمعنى المؤثر) أي العلة المؤثرة في إثمها التشبه بالرجال فإنه لا يجوز كالتشبه بالنساء حتى قال في المجتبى رامزا: يكره غزل الرجل على هيئة غزل النساء (رد المحتار 6/407 دار الفكر)

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