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Prohibition of shaving only part of the head

Question

What is the meaning of the hadith below?

نهى رسول الله صلي الله عليه و سلم عن القزع

Translation: Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) prohibited from qaza’ (a way of cutting the hair).

In the above hadith, the word qaza’ is used. What is the meaning of this word? To shave some parts and leave some parts or to merely have some parts of the hair shorter than other parts?

Answer

The Muhaddithun explain qaza’ to mean shaving some part of the head and not shaving other parts of the head.

(Al Fa-iq of Zamakhshari -rahimahullah-, vol. 3 pg. 189 and An Nihayah of Ibnul Athir -rahimahullah-, vol. 2 pg. 451)

For the reasons for impermissibility of the wedge/mushroom cut, kindly refer to a Mufti or Darul Ifta.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best

 

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