The Prophet did not Prohibit Combing while Standing
Fatwa No: 399412

Question

happen to hear a hadeeth saying one is supposed to sit down combing ones hair. If you stand and comb your hair a debt will befall on you and you will never overcome your debt. I do not find it as a sound hadeeth. The kitab is of Yusuf Nabhani is there any reference to it

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

It is not true that the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) forbade combing while standing up or that whoever violates this prohibition he will become indebted; rather, this was stated in a fabricated Hadeeth.

Ash-Shawkaani said in al-Fawaa'id al-Majmoo’ah:

Ibn ‘Adiy narrated about ‘Aa’ishah  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  her that the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said that whoever combs while standing up he will be befallen by debts, and it is a fabricated Hadeeth.” [End of quote]

Ibn al-Jawzi said in his book, Al-Mawdhoo’aat (The Fabricated Ahadeeth), “This is a fabricated Hadith on the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) and its Isnaad (chain of narrators) includes al-Harawi, who is al-Juwaybaari, and Abu al-Bakhtari, who is Wahab ibn Wahab, who are both liars and they fabricate Ahadeeth.” [End of quote]

Therefore, this Hadeeth is a lie on the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ). Indeed, the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: “Telling a lie about me is not like telling a lie about anyone else. Whoever deliberately tells lies about me, let him take his place in Hellfire.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

For more benefit on telling lies on the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) please refer to Fataawa 370864 and 306454.

Allah knows best.

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