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The ruling regarding cutting the hair from behind or cutting it in the Princess Diana style

Question: What is the ruling regarding cutting the hair from the back (of the head) such that it is above the shoulders whilst leaving the hair a little longer at the sides? What is the ruling regarding cutting the hair according to the following styles: i) Diana style – she is a well-known kaafirah (disbelieving woman); ii) Lion style; iii) Mouse style; and likewise, these are (all) different styles; either by cutting the hair in a style similar to that of the lion, and the other is a style mentioned in the previous question?


Response: It is not permissible for a woman to cut her hair from the back whilst leaving the (hair on the) sides longer. This is because this consists of playing around with her hair which is from her beauty. Also, there exists therein resembling the disbelieving women (kaafiraat), and likewise cutting the hair in different styles as those of disbelieving women and animals, such as the Diana style – the disbelieving woman and (likewise) the animals, and also for that which exists therein of playing around with the woman's hair which is from her beauty.


Shaykh Saalih ibn Fowzaan al-Muntaqaa min Fataawa ash-Shaykh al-Fowzaan – Volume 3, Page 190; Fataawa wa Ahkaam fee Sha'r an-Nisaa - Question 22, Page 29

Ruling concerning wearing wigs

Question: Is it allowed for a woman to use a wig to beautify herself for her husband? Is this considered part of the prohibition of adding hair to one's hair?


Response: Wigs are forbidden and are considered a type of adding hair to one's hair. Although it is not exactly that, it makes the woman's hair look longer than it is and becomes similar to adding hair. The Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) cursed the one who does the adding of hair as well as the one who requested it. However, if the woman does not have any hair upon her head, for example, if she is bald, then she may use a wig to cover up that blemish as it is considered permissible to remove blemishes. For example, the Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) allowed the man who had his nose cut off during a battle to wear a fake nose of gold. The matter is more flexible than that. It might also include the question of having plastic surgery to fix a small nose and so forth. However, beautification is not the same as removing a blemish. If the matter is that of removing a blemish, there is no harm in it, such as when the nose is crooked and needs to be straightened or the removal of a beauty mark. There is no harm in such acts. But it is not to remove a blemish, such as tattooing or removing eyebrow hairs, then it is forbidden. Using a wig, even with the permission and approval of the husband, is forbidden for there is permission or approval in matters that Allaah has forbidden.


Shaykh Ibn 'Uthaymeen Fataawa al-Mar.ah

Ruling concerning shortening eyebrows, letting fingernails grow long and using nail polish

Question: (1) What is the ruling concerning shortening extra eyebrow hairs?


(2) What is the ruling concerning letting fingernails grow long and putting on finger nail polish, given that I make ablution before putting them on and it stays for twenty-four hours and then remove it?


(3) Is it allowed for a woman to wear hijaab without covering her face when she travels abroad?



Response: (1) It is not allowed to remove or shorten eyebrow hairs. It is confirmed that the Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) cursed the one who has them removed and the one who removed them. The scholars have stated that the Hadeeth is in reference to those who remove eyebrow hairs.


(2) Letting the fingernails grow is something that goes against the sunnah of the Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam). He said:


«From the acts of nature are five: circumcision, removing pubic hairs, trimming the moustache, cutting the nails and plucking the hair from under the armpits».


It is not allowed to leave them for more than forty nights. This is based on the Hadeeth of Anas who said, "The Messenger of Allaah set a time limit for us for trimming the moustache, trimming nails, removing armpit hairs and removing pubic hairs. They cannot be left for more than forty nights." Letting them grow long resembles animals and some of the disbelievers. As for nail polish, it is better to avoid it. One must remove it when making ablution since it prevents water from reaching the nails.


(3) It is obligatory for women to wear hijaab in front of non mahram men both inside and outside of the country. Allaah has said:


{And when you ask them, ask them from behind a screen, that is proper for your hearts and for their hearts}, [Soorah al-Ahzaab 53].


This verse refers to the face and the rest of the body. In fact, the face is the distinguishing part of the woman and it is her most alluring aspect. Allaah also says:


{O Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks (veils) all over their bodies. That will be better, that they should be known (as free respectable women) so as not to be annoyed. And Allaah is Ever Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful}, [Soorah al-Ahzaab, Aayah 59].


Another verse states:


{[Tell the believing women] not to reveal their adornments except to their husbands, their fathers, their husband's fathers}, [Soorah an-Noor, Aayah 31].


This verse indicates that hijaab is obligatory upon a woman both inside and outside of the country, in front of the Muslims and the non-Muslims. It is not allowed for any woman who believes in Allaah and the Hereafter to be lax in this matter as such is an act of disobedience to Allaah and His Messengers. Furthermore, it leads temptation regardless if it be in or outside the country.


Shaykh Ibn Baaz Fataawa al-Mar.ah.

Ruling concerning women using incense when they are going to the mosque

Question: During Ramadhaan, some women use incense in the mosque. We advised them to stop but to no avail. We want from you, dear Shaykh, to make this issue clear to them and to us.



Response: It is not allowed for women to use incense when they go out to the mosque or inside the mosque. This is because they become a temptation, then, when they return to their homes. It has been authentically reported from the Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) that he prohibited women from using any kind of perfume when leaving their house to go to the mosque. He said:


«Any woman who has incense over her should not attend the 'Ishaa. Prayer with us».


The same applies to them using such fragrances in the mosque because then they go outside to the market while being scented. The same is the ruling for their using it when they go some place other than the mosque.


Shaykh Ibn Baaz

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