Fatwa: # 22895
Category: Hajj
Country: Saudi Arabia
Date: 26th October 2012


Can I cut my unwanted hairs and nails on 5th of Dhul Hajj before going for Hajj.


I am gong to haj from riyadh on 8th of zilhajj and i want to perform hajj e ifrad ,i want to know that can i cut my unwanted hairs and nails on 5th zilhajj before going for hajj


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

It is permissible for one to cut one’s unwanted hairs and nails before donning the Ihraam for Hajj.[1]

However, The Fuqahaa (Jurists) have mentioned that it is Mustahab for one doing Qurbani to abstain from cutting one’s nails and hair during the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best                                       

Ismail Desai,
Student Darul Iftaa
Durban, South Africa

Checked and Concurred by,
Moulana Abdul Azeem Bin Abdul Rahmaan

Student Darul Iftaa

 يجب أن يعلم بأن حلق الشعر و قلم الأظفار حرام علي المحرم (المحيط البرهاني، ج 3، ص 433، ادارة[1]

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