Sunnats and Aadaab of Keeping the Hair – Part 5

This entry is part of 12 in the series Sunnats and Aadaab of Keeping the Hair

Haircut1. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has mentioned in the mubaarak Hadith that one should comb his hair every second day. The reason for this teaching is so that a man does not make his purpose in life beautifying himself. However, it is also recorded in the Hadith that the one whose hair has grown long and he is in need of combing it everyday, then in order to keep himself tidy and look presentable before people, he may comb it everyday.

عن عبد الله بن مغفل قال : نهى رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم عن الترجل إلا غبا (ترمذي رقم 1756)

Hadhrat Abdullah bin Mughaffal (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports: “Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) discouraged (a male) combing the hair except on alternate days.”

عن أبي قتادة قال : كانت له جمة ضخمة فسأل النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم فأمره أن يحسن إليها وأن يترجل كل يوم (نسائي رقم 5237)

Hadhrat Abu Qataadah (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that he had thick, long hair. He asked Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) regarding (combing) it. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) instructed him to look after it and to comb it everyday.”

Sunnats and Aadaab of Keeping the Hair – Part 4

This entry is part 1 of 12 in the series Sunnats and Aadaab of Keeping the Hair

Haircut1. It is sunnah to grow the hair of the head (i.e. not shave off the hair of the head). However, if one is afraid that he will not be able to care of his hair, then he may shave his head.

عن جابر قال أتانا رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم زائرا في منزلنا فرأى رجلا شعثا فقال أما كان يجد هذا ما يسكن به رأسه ورأى رجلا عليه ثياب وسخة فقال أما كان يجد هذا ما يغسل به ثيابه (مسند أحمد رقم 14850)

Hazrat Jaabir (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that on one occasion Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) came to visit us at our home. He saw a man with dishevelled and unkempt hair and said: “Does this person not have anything with which he can keep his hair tidy?” And he saw a person with dirty clothing, and said: “Does this person not have anything with which he can wash his clothing?”

عن عائشة قالت كان شعر رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم فوق الوفرة ودون الجمة (ابو داود رقم 4189)

Hadhrat Aaisha (Radhiyallahu Anha) reports that the hair of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) was longer than a wafrah (hair that reached the ear lobes) and shorter than a jummah (hair that reaches the shoulders) (i.e. his mubaarak hair was in between his ear-lobes and his shoulders).

Sunnats and Aadaab of Keeping the Hair – Part 1

This entry is part 2 of 12 in the series Sunnats and Aadaab of Keeping the Hair

Haircut1. One should keep the hair of the entire head the same length. It is impermissible to trim the hair in two different lengths.

عن ابن عمر قال نهى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم عن القزع والقزع أن يحلق رأس الصبى فيترك بعض شعره. (ابو داود رقم 4195)

Hazrat ibn Umar (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) prohibited qaza’. Qaza’ refers to where a part of the head of a child is shaved and a part is left unshaved.

 عن ابن عمر أن النبى صلى الله عليه وسلم رأى صبيا قد حلق بعض شعره وترك بعضه فنهاهم عن ذلك وقال: احلقوه كله أو اتركوه كله (ابو داود رقم 4197)

Hazrat ibn Umar (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that on one occasion Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) saw a child who a part of his head was shaved and a part was left unshaved. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) prohibited them (the family) from doing this and said: “Either shave all of it (the hair) or leave all of it (as normal while all are even length).”

Sunnats and Aadaab of Keeping the Hair – Part 2

This entry is part 3 of 12 in the series Sunnats and Aadaab of Keeping the Hair

Haircut1. When combing the hair, one should commence combing the hair from the right.

عن عائشة رضى الله عنها قالت كان النبى صلى الله عليه و سلم ليعجبه التيمن فى تنعله وترجله وطهوره وفى شأنه كله (بخارى رقم 168)

Hadhrat Aaisha (Radhiyallahu Anha) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) would like commencing from the right side when wearing his shoes, combing his hair, washing the limbs in wudhu and when carrying out all other works.

Sunnats and Aadaab of Keeping the Hair – Part 3

This entry is part 4 of 12 in the series Sunnats and Aadaab of Keeping the Hair

Haircut1. It was the mubaarak habit and sunnah of Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) to grow his hair (i.e. not shave off the hair of the head). The Hadith explains that the one who has hair should take care of it.

عن أبي هريرة أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: من كان له شعر فليكرمه. )أبو داود رقم 4165)

Hazrat Abu Hurayrah (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “The one who has hair should take care of it.”