Can Women cut , trim or fashion style their hair?


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Question:

Some learned people say that it is permissible for women to cut their hair. Please comment.

Answer:

Some learned people also say that pictures of animate objects are permissible; television is permissible, haraam meat of the kuffaar is permissible; dressing like the kuffaar is permissible. Some learned men proclaim many haraam things to be permissible. In fact, some learned men, even so-called muftis of this age, actively propagate against Taqwa. They say that this is not an age of taqwa, thereby opening up the avenue of haraam and implying the abrogation of Rasulullah’s warning against participation in doubtful things. Do not heed what these modern and liberal and tin-topped or plastic `mujtahids’ of this age say. They do not know whether they are coming or going. They are squint-eyed and look at the Shariah and its ahkaam with oblique vision. Imaam Ghazaali (rahmatullah alayh) said that total blindness is better than the oblique vision of a squint-eyed man. May Allah Ta’ala save the Ummah from the glut of ulama-e-soo’ which proliferate the Ummah. It is haraam for women to cut their hair. It is a kabeerah sin for them to cut their hair. The la’nat of Allah and His Malaaikah descends on a woman who imitates the kuffaar and who imitates men by cutting her hair.

Question:

Is it permissible for a woman to trim or cut her hair if she covers her head with a scarf?

Answer:

It is not permissible for women to cut or trim their hair even though the head is covered. According to the Shariah the prohibition of cutting or trimming women’s hair is like the prohibition of cutting the beard. According to the Ahadith of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam), the dignity and beauty of men is in their beard, and beauty and dignity of women is in their hair.

Question:

Is it permissible for a woman to wear a wig?

Answer:

If the wig does not consist of human hair, its wearing will be permissible under the strict observance of Purdah and the consent of the husband.

 

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