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Prohibition against adopting certain hairstyles for women

Question

Is this such a Hadith?

“Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) has prohibited women from keeping their head hair up to their shoulders”

(Tabarani in Al Mu’jamus Saghir: 370)

 

Answer

The Hadith you are referring to is as follows:

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) reported that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) prohibited that a free woman from leaving her hair loose between her shoulders [as this resembles men] and he prohibited slave women from plaiting their hair [as this resembles free women].

(Al Mu’jamus Saghir, Hadith: 370 and Al Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 14181. Refer: Faydul Qadir, Hadith: 9382 and As Sirajul Munir, vol. 3 pg. 418/419)

 

‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahullah) has declared the narrators of Al Mu’jamus Saghir reliable (thiqat).

(Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 5 pg. 169)

 

Note: I have merely answered your question regarding the narration. Kindly consult a Mufti/Darul Ifta for a Fiqh ruling.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar