|Be Aware - Prohibitions in Islam|
|Written by Administrator|
|Sunday, 14 August 2005 04:58|
After all, a sick person does find bitter things to be sweet (and vice versa).
Among the silly types of ‘fashion’ is the cutting of the hair in such a manner that part of the head is almost shaven and part of it is not, known as the "wedge." Besides being ridiculous, this has also been forbidden in the Hadith. It is reported that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) saw a child whose head had been partly shaven and the rest of the head unshaven. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) prohibited them from that practice and said: "Either shave the head completely or do not shave any part of it"(Abu Dawood).
Cutting the hair in such a manner that the hair of part of the head is much shorter than the rest , though not actually shaven off, also falls within the purview of this Hadith.
Western culture seems to be at pains to oppose every aspect of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). May Allah Ta’ala save us from following those who OPPOSE Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). Aameen.
Shaykh Muhammad ibn Ibraaheem was asked about that and he said:
With regard to hair, the Prophet’s guidance is either to leave it all alone or to remove all of it. He did not shave part of it and leave part of it.
What some Muslims do, which is to shave part of the head and leave part, is the qaza’ (tuft) which was forbidden by the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). This may take several forms:
1- Shaving some parts of the head and leaving others
2- Shaving the sides of the head and leaving the middle
3- Shaving the middle and leaving the sides
4- Shaving the front and leaving the back
5- Shaving the back and leaving the front
6- Shaving one side and leaving the other
The fact that these types are haraam is indicated by the report in al-Saheehayn from Ibn ‘Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him) who said, “The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) forbade qaza’, i.e., shaving parts of a boy’s hair and leaving other parts.”
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