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Is it permissible for women to cut hair (if she covers her hair with hijab except in front of her husband, father and brothers?

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Women Hair-cut

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In Islam, there is absolutely no harm if a woman wishes to cut her hair provided:

The hair-cut does not copy the style of a mans hair-cut.

The hair-cut does not resemble or copy a particular style of a pagan hair-cut.


If the believing woman just wishes to cut her hair short, for whatever reason other than copying the style of a man or a pagan culture, it is permitted.


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your Brother in Islam,





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