Ruling on shaving the head at times

Q: What is the ruling on the haircut favored by some women, whereby they cut the hair across their foreheads (“bangs” or “fringe”) and allow some strands of hair to hang down?


A: All praise be to Allah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. If the purpose of this haircut is to resemble Kafir (disbelieving) and atheist women, then it is Haram (prohibited), because imitation of non-Muslims is Haram, as the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “Whoever imitates a people is one of them.” However, if the purpose is not imitation and it is only a modern trend among women, considered as grooming, then a woman can adorn herself in this way for her husband and appear like this in front of her friends so that she may look and feel good among them. We do not see anything wrong with this.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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