Hair Straightening
Fatwa No: 451051

  • Fatwa Date:23-11-2021 - Rabee' Al-Aakhir 18, 1443
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Question

Question: Assalamulykum..my question was about permanent hair straightening. So if I’m certain there’s a barrier on hair which prevents water from reaching to the hair and as the treatment is permanent..means new grown hair will be in Natural texture but straightening hair will remain same.. So should i have to shave my head from removing it? Otherwise there’s no way to remove it. I’m afraid if I don’t remove it my prayer won’t be valid

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.

The question is not very clear. In any case, if there is barrier that has a mass on your hair that prevents water from reaching the hair, then it must be removed when performing Ghusl.

With regard to ablution, it is sufficient according to the view of many scholars to wipe over part of the hair.

Therefore, if you are able to wipe over part of your hair, then you are acquitted from sin [and you are not required to do anything else]

In case it is obligatory to remove this obstacle, then you may remove it in any manner possible.

We do not imagine that shaving the hair is the only way to remove the barrier that is on it.

For more benefit on hair rebonding and other issues, please refer to Fatawa 93058 and 358795.

Allah knows best.

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