Time for cutting hair, nails, etc.
Fatwa No: 85416

  • Fatwa Date:12-1-2003 - Thul-Qi'dah 10, 1423
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Question

Is it true that there are some days when it is not permissible for a Muslim to cut nails, hair, or wear new cloths?If yes, then what are those days and what are forbidden things during those days?

Answer

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds; and may His blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his Family and Companions.

It is lawful to cut one's hair and one's nails, at anytime, except in two times:
First, when the person enters in the state of Ihram for a Hajj or Umrah until he or she quits this state, it is forbidden for him or her to cut their hair or nails.
Second, when the month of Dhul Hijjah starts, any person intending to slaughter a sheep on the feast day as a sacrifice should abstain from cutting his hair or nails as doing so is dislikable.
As for wearing new or old clothes, this is legal at anytime provided the garment is not too tight and that it meets all the other Sharia conditions…etc.
But if the person enters a state of Ihram for Hajj or Umrah, he should not then wear any knit clothes that fit the body such as shirts, trousers …etc.
Allah knows best

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