Ruling on men wearing a wig

بســـم اللــه الرحــمــن الـرحـــيــم

▪️Ruling on men wearing a wig▪️

Our Shaykh, Muhammad ibn Hizaam -may Allaah preserve him- was asked the following question:

📩 Question:

The questioner says: What’s the ruling on a man wearing a wig?

📝 Answer:

This is haraam. If it’s prohibited for women to have hair extensions, how then can a man do this? It’s not permissible for him to do that. If it’s prohibited for a woman to do so, despite her love for hair and need for it, how then can a man go ahead with this?

Furthermore, by this he is resembling himself to women and giving a false impression of himself (both of which are Haraam).

The Prophet ﷺ said:
((الْمُتَشَبِّعُ بِمَا لَمْ يُعْطَ كَلاَبِسِ ثَوْبَىْ زُورٍ))
“The one who pretends that he has been given what he has not been given, is like one who wears garments of falsehood.”
[Narrated by Asmaa bint Abi Bakr, reported by Bukhaari and Muslim]

Therefore it’s not permissible for him to use a wig.

And perhaps he seeks to imitate some of the enemies of Islam (i.e. disbelievers), whereas the prophet ﷺ said:
((من تشبه بقوم فهو منهم))
“Whoever imitates a people is one of them”

Translated by:
Abu Ishaq Muhammad Ibn Ahmad Ba Alawi

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