[Q 175] Islamic Guidelines for Women Cutting Hai


What is the ruling for women cutting their hair? Are they allowed to cut their hair shorter if it is too long? If so, what is the shortest length they can cut it to?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الجواب بعون الملك الوهاب اللهم هداية الحق والصواب


Women cannot cut the hair above the shoulders, but it is permissible to cut the hair below the shoulders and cut it short, but to cut it so much that it reaches above the shoulders or at the same level as the shoulders is forbidden and sinful. May Allah curse such women.

Answered by: Kaif Barkaati (AskMufti Scholar)

Verified by: Mufti Sajid Attari

Translated by: Mawlana Gohar Madani

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