Are women allowed to cut their hair?

بســـم اللــه الرحــمــن الـرحـــيــم

▪️Are women allowed to cut their hair?▪️

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

📩 Question:

Are women allowed to cut their hair?

📝 Answer:

We already mentioned that it is permissible – so long as she doesn’t resemble men, or disbelieving women.

It’s proven in Saheeh Muslim that after the death of the Prophet ﷺ, the mothers of the believers (i.e. The prophet ﷺ’s wives) all trimmed their hair as short as Al-wafrah (reaching the shoulders or slightly lower than the ear-lobes) in order to avoid beautifying themselves; this indicates that having long hair is one the greatest assets of a woman.

Translated by:
Abu Ishaq Muhammad Ibn Ahmad Ba Alawi

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