Fatwa: # 38218
Category: Women
Country: United Kingdom
Date: 14th February 2019


Can a woman trim her hair to avoid split ends?



I have a question about women cutting hair. If a women wears hijab and has long hair then without having trims then she can get split ends. That's one of the reasons why having regular haircuts are recommended. Without having a trim the split end can travel high up making the hair brittle and weak. Therefore not having a trim could make the hair unhealthy.


She would not be doing it for fashionable reasons. Only to keep her hair healthy as she has split ends which are not good for hair. It would be all the same length too, no layers.

Based on this please can you clarify.


Many thanks


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Trichoptilosis schizotrichia, and informally split ends, is the splitting or fraying of the hair-shaft due to excessive heat and mechanical stress.

If there is no other way to overcome the split ends, then a woman will be excused to trim her hair only as a form of treatment and only to the extent of need. [1]


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Muhammad I.V Patel

Student Darul Iftaa
Lusaka, Zambia


Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


الفتاوى الهندية - ط. دار الفكر (5/ 358) [1]

 وَلَوْ حَلَقَتْ الْمَرْأَةُ رَأْسَهَا فَإِنْ فَعَلَتْ لِوَجَعٍ أَصَابَهَا لَا بَأْسَ بِهِ وَإِنْ فَعَلَتْ ذلك تَشَبُّهًا بِالرَّجُلِ فَهُوَ مَكْرُوهٌ كَذَا في الْكُبْرَى


المحيط البرهاني في الفقه النعماني (5/ 377)

وإذا حلقت المرأة شعرها؛ فإن حلقت لوجع أصابها فلا بأس به، وإن حلقت تشبهاً بالرجال فهو مكروه، وهي ملعونة على لسان صاحب الشرع،


الدر المختار شرح تنوير الأبصار وجامع البحار (ص: 664)

وفيه: قطعت شعر رأسها أثمت ولعنت

زاد في البزازية: وإن بإذن الزوج لا طاعة لمخلوق في معصية الخالق، ولذا يحرم على الرجل قطع لحيته، والمعنى المؤثر التشبه بالرجال اه


کتاب النوازل جلد ١٥ صفحہ٥٢١

عورت کے لئے بال بڑھانے کی غرض سے پھٹے ہوئے بالوں کو کاٹنے کی اِجازت ہے، اِس میں کوئی حرج نہیں۔


فتاویٰ رحیمیہ جلد ١٠ صفحہ١٠٥

جب بال منڈائے بغیر علاج معالجہ مفید نہیں ہے تو مجبوراً بال منڈانے کی اجازت ہے ۔

یعنی عورت بال منڈانے پر مجبور ہوجائے تو اجازت ہے لیکن تسبہ بالرجا ل یا فیشن کے لئے ہوتو جائز نہیں حرا م ہے ۔

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