Q 4: What is
the allowable extent of the length of a man and woman's hair?
It is permissible for a man to shave his hair or to leave it in a way that does not imitate the Kafirs (disbelievers), provided that he should keep it neat and clean in accordance with the Sunnah. Also, it is permissible for him to cut it short or gather it and let it fall on the shoulders, as narrated from the Prophet (peace be upon him). With regard to a woman, it is not permissible for her to shave her head unless it is a medical necessity. Moreover, she is forbidden to dress it in a way that makes her resemble men or a disbelieving woman. She should rather let it grow long and not cut it short because it is definitely the source of her beauty. (Part No. 4; Page No. 63) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.