Q: I am asking about the Islamic ruling on
shaving or cutting hair.
Is this permissible and which is preferable? What is the ruling on someone who shaves his hair and forces his friend to shave his hair; and if he does not do it, he accuses him of lack of religious commitment and disobedience? Is shaving specific to the Arabs or not and does this increase or decrease one’s Iman (faith)? What is the ruling on someone who judges those who do not shave their hair as being out of Islam? We would like a ruling from Allah and then from you about these things from the Qur’an and the Sunnah.
All praise be to Allah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions.
It is permissible for a man to shave his head or cut his hair, both of these are Mubah (permissible). It is a customary matter and no one should coerce others into shaving or leaving their hair. Shaving or cutting hair has no effect on increasing or decreasing Iman. Anyone who judges someone who has shaved his head as being out of Islam is ignorant and mistaken, and the ruling is not specific to the Arabs, it applies to Arabs and non-Arabs.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.