Saturday, July 19, 2008

On Prohibition of Shaving a part of Head

On Prohibition of Shaving a part of Head
Ibn `Umar (May Allah be pleased with them) said: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) saw a boy, some portion of whose head was shaved and some of it was left out. He prohibited them from that and said, "Shave the whole of it or leave the whole of it."[Muslim].
295/1639 - Riyad Us-Saliheen (Gardens of the Righteous)
Commentary:
This order of Prophet (PBUH) was based on the reason that that hair-style was then in vogue among the Jews and Christian priests and ascetics. This style was also popular with the group which was given to mischief and disobedience. This is, however, permissible in exceptional circumstances. In any case, either one should shave the hair completely or keep them in such a style that there is no resemblance with women.

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