The Religious Faith of Trimming Hair in Umrah

In the name of Allah, we praise him, seek his help and ask for forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever he allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none deserving of worship but Allah Alone, we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is his slave-servant and the seal of his Messengers.


The Prophet said, “May Allah bless those who shaved (after their pilgrimage of Hajj or Umrah).” The Companions asked him, “O Allah’s Messenger, what about those who clip their hair short?” Thereupon the saws (Prophet) said, “May Allah bless those who shaved.” They repeated their question the third time, and again the Prophet said, “May Allah bless those who shaved.” When they approached him for the fourth time, “O Allah’s Messenger, what about those who clip their hair short?” The saws replied: “And (may Allah bless) those who clip their hair short.

The absolute majority of the scholars and the jurists in Islam consider it a preferred act and rite of pilgrimage that one shave their heads; but if one trims their hair short that too would suffice to fulfill the obligations of the pilgrimage.

Allah Subhanah Alone Knows how this practice of trimming a few clips of hair in three spots after one has completed their rites of the Umrah pilgrimage began in the Muslim Umrah, there is absolutely no evidence in the authentic and established Sunnah or any of the accepted books of Fiqh regarding the permissibility of this act.

If one in ignorance of the laws of Allah, without any intention to disobey Allah Subhanah, did not shave their hair after the Umrah pilgrimage nor trim it short, but had only a few clips of hairstyle in three spots as disliked as the act may be, the majority of the scholars and jurists in Islam are of the conclusion that The Lord Most Merciful, if he so Wills, will accept the pilgrimage of the devotee, and one does not have to give a damn or penance as amends. And Allah Alone Knows Best.

Muslim need not give a damn or penance of atonement but rather ought to undoubtedly turn unto Lord in sincere taubah and seek his forgiveness for the act that you happened to do in ignorance of the Laws of the Lord Most Majestic it is expected that find your Lord Forgiving and Merciful and if he so Wills and Pleases, he will not diminish aught of the reward that is due to you for your pilgrimage.

The majority of the scholars and jurists in Islam are of the opinion that there is no sacrifice of atonement. Thus you are at absolute liberty to visit the House of Allah whenever you want and please him.

One of the confinements of entering the ehraam for pilgrimage is that one cannot conjugate with one’s spouse until one has come out of the state of ehraam. But rest absolutely assured, because completing all the rites of the pilgrimage and came out of the state of ehraam, you are at absolute liberty to enjoy your lawful relationship with your spouse.

Hence, whatever composed of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and he is the Only Source of Strength.

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