Q: What is the
ruling on shaving the head at times other than Hajj and ‘Umrah (minor pilgrimage)?
All praise be to Allah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions.
It is not permissible for women to shave their head; they just have to shorten their hair (a fingertip length) during Hajj.
It is permissible for men to shave their head, as there is no evidence prohibiting it; this means that the basic ruling on this is that it is Mubah (permissible). (Part No. 5; Page No. 181) As for shaving the head or shortening hair during Hajj and ‘Umrah, this is one of the obligatory rituals.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.