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Sunnats of Keeping Hair (8)

Monday, 06 May 2019 06:43

Sunnats of Keeping Hair – Part Eight

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8. The pubic hair and the hair under the armpits should preferably be shaved once a week. It is better and more rewarding to remove the unwanted hair on the day of Jumuah. If this is not possible, then one can remove the hair every second or third week. However, it is makrooh-e-tahrimi (impermissible) to leave it for more than forty days.

عن عائشة قالت: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: عشر من الفطرة قص الشارب وإعفاء اللحية والسواك والاستنشاق بالماء وقص الأظفار وغسل البراجم ونتف الإبط وحلق العانة وانتقاص الماء يعني الاستنجاء بالماء (سنن أبي داود رقم 53)

Hazrat ‘Aa’ishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Ten actions are from among the pure and unadulterated way (i.e. the Sunnah which was practised by all the Ambiyaa of the past); trimming the moustache, lengthening the beard, using the Miswaak, rinsing the nose with water, clipping the nails, washing in between the fingers and joints of the body (the areas that perspire), plucking the hair under the armpits, removing the pubic hair and making istinjaa with water (at the time of relieving oneself).”

Monday, 06 May 2019 06:36

Sunnats of Keeping Hair – Part Seven

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7. Shaving and trimming the moustache are both sunnah. Both are established from the Mubaarak Ahaadith of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam). However, although most of the Hanafi Jurists have regarded both to be sunnah, they have preferred shaving the moustache. The moustache should not be left to the point that it overlaps the upper lip.

عن ابن عباس رضي الله عنهما قال: كان النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم يقص أو يأخذ من شاربه وكان إبراهيم خليل الرحمن صلوات الرحمن عليه يفعله. (ترمذي رقم 2760)

Hazrat ibnu ‘Abbaas (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) reports that Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) used to trim his moustache, and Hazrat Ebrahim (‘alaihis salaam), (who had received the title of) Khaleel-ur-Rahmaan [the friend of Allah Ta‘ala], also used to trim his moustache.”

Monday, 06 May 2019 06:35

Sunnats of Keeping Hair – Part Six

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6. The beard should be lengthened up to one fist length. It is impermissible for one to shave the beard or trim it less than a fist length.

عن عبد الله بن عمر عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: خالفوا المشركين وفروا اللحى وأحفوا الشوارب وكان ابن عمر إذا حج أو اعتمر قبض على لحيته فما فضل أخذه (صحيح البخاري رقم 5892)

Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Oppose the mushrikeen (polytheists) by lengthening the beard and shortening the moustaches.” On the occasion of Hajj or Umrah, Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) used to trim the hair of his beard that was more than a fist length.

Tuesday, 16 April 2019 05:00

Sunnats of Keeping Hair – Part Five

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5. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) has mentioned in the mubaarak Hadith that one should comb his hair every second day. The reason for this teaching is so that a man does not make his purpose in life beautifying himself. However, it is also recorded in the Hadith that the one whose hair has grown long and he is in need of combing it every day, then in order to keep himself tidy and look presentable before people, he may comb it every day.

عن عبد الله بن مغفل قال : نهى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم عن الترجل إلا غبا (سنن الترمذي رقم 1756)

Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Mughaffal (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports, “Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) discouraged (a male) combing the hair except on alternate days.”

عن أبي قتادة قال : كانت له جمة ضخمة فسأل النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم فأمره أن يحسن إليها وأن يترجل كل يوم (سنن النسائي رقم 5237)

Hazrat Abu Qataadah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that he had thick, long hair. He asked Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) regarding (combing) it. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) instructed him to look after it and to comb it every day.”

Saturday, 06 April 2019 05:49

Sunnats of Keeping Hair – Part Four

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4. It is sunnah to grow the hair of the head (i.e. not shave off the hair of the head). However, if one is afraid that he will not be able to take care of his hair then he may shave his head.

عن جابر قال: أتانا رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم زائرا في منزلنا فرأى رجلا شعثا فقال أما كان يجد هذا ما يسكن به رأسه ورأى رجلا عليه ثياب وسخة فقال أما كان يجد هذا ما يغسل به ثيابه (مسند أحمد رقم 14850)

Hazrat Jaabir (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that on one occasion, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) came to visit us at our home. He saw a man with dishevelled and unkempt hair and said, “Does this person not have anything with which he can keep his hair tidy?” And he saw a person with dirty clothing, and said, “Does this person not have anything with which he can wash his clothing?”

Wednesday, 03 April 2019 04:53

Sunnats of Keeping Hair – Part Three

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3. It was the mubaarak habit and sunnah of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) to grow his hair (i.e. not shave off the hair of the head). The Hadith explains that the one who has hair should take care of it.

عن أبي هريرة أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: من كان له شعر فليكرمه (سنن أبي داود رقم 4165)

Hazrat Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “The one who has hair should take care of it.”

Sunday, 31 March 2019 06:41

Sunnats of Keeping Hair – Part Two

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2. When combing the hair, one should commence combing the hair from the right.

عن عائشة رضى الله عنها قالت: كان النبى صلى الله عليه وسلم ليعجبه التيمن فى تنعله وترجله وطهوره وفى شأنه كله (صحيح البخارى رقم 168)

Hazrat ‘Aa’ishah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) would like commencing from the right side when wearing his shoes, combing his hair, washing the limbs in wudhu and when carrying out all other works.

Monday, 25 February 2019 04:21

Sunnats of Keeping Hair – Part One

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1. One should keep the hair of the entire head the same length. It is impermissible to trim the hair in two different lengths.

عن ابن عمر قال: نهى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم عن القزع والقزع أن يحلق رأس الصبى فيترك بعض شعره (سنن أبي داود رقم 4195)

Hazrat ibnu ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) prohibited qaza’. Qaza’ refers to where a part of the head of a child is shaved and a part is left unshaved.

عن ابن عمر أن النبى صلى الله عليه وسلم رأى صبيا قد حلق بعض شعره وترك بعضه فنهاهم عن ذلك وقال: احلقوه كله أو اتركوه كله (سنن أبي داود رقم 4197)

Hazrat ibnu ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) reports that on one occasion, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) saw a child who a part of his head was shaved and a part was left unshaved. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) prohibited them (the family) from doing this and said, “Either shave all of it (the hair) or leave all of it (as normal while all are even length).”