Wife wishing to cut her hair although her husband refuses

Q 4: My sister wanted to cut her hair and told her husband, but he refuses to let her; what is your opinion on this?

A: It is obligatory on a woman to obey her husband in what is Ma‘ruf (that which is judged as good, beneficial, or fitting by Islamic law and Muslims of sound intellect), and not cutting her hair is obligatory on her out of obedience to her husband, as this is part of that which is Ma‘ruf. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.