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Please tell me the method of turning the hair of head.

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please tell me the method of turning the hair of it from centre or vertically upward.some tell that it is sunnat that one should turn his hair from centre (called mang) and other tell that it is sunnah not to turn hair neither from centre nor from any corner.but it is to turn vertically upward.


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Parting of the hair

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 4177 Narrated by Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin

When I parted the hair of the Messenger of Allah (saws) I made a parting from the crow of his head and let his forelock hang between his eyes.


Al-Muwatta Hadith 51.3

Yahya related to me from Malik that Ziyad ibn Sad heard Ibn Shihab say, "The Messenger of Allah (saws) let his hair hang down his forehead as Allah willed, and afterwards he parted it."


The Messenger of Allah (saws) initially let his hair hang down and later also parted it, thus both are from amongst his (saws) Sunnah and permissible for the believers.


The important thing to note here, as is the principle in all matters of appearance in Islam, that every style of appearance is permissible except that which have been specifically prohibited by Allah and His Messenger (saws). The styles of appearance which have been specifically prohibited are:

  1. The style of appearance should not be a copy or imitation of the pagans and disbelievers.
  2. The style of appearance should not be a copy or imitation of women (for men), and men (for women); ie. Men should not imitate the styling of women; nor should women imitate the styling of men.
  3. The style of appearance should not be a display of arrogance.


If any of the above three principles are not violated, one may keep any style of hair one wishes.


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


Your brother and well wisher in Islam,



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