Hair

Hair is a protein filament that grows from follicles found in the dermis. Hair is one of the defining characteristics of mammals.
The human body, apart from areas of glabrous skin, is covered in follicles which produce thick terminal and fine vellus hair.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 2 weeks ago

Synthetic wigs are allowed whether made out of human hair or out of any other material. The point is when the wigs are planted in the skin, such wigs prevent water from reaching to the skin and makes a problem in the Wudhu. If wigs are removed before performing Wudhu then there is no problem at all. Wigs can be even worn after performing Wudhu while performing Salah Namaz if the wigs are Tahir. In case Wigs are made of human hair from Najis source like Mushriks then Salah with such Najis hair will be invalid.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answer updated 1 month ago

First of all, we as Muslims believe that Allah is The All Knowing, Most Wise, Most Merciful and we believe that everything comes from Him is based on full wisdom for our interest, that is why we never question His Wisdom in any matter. We believe that the full reason is best known by Allah (SWT), the Messenger (SAWA) and Ahlul Bayt (AS) who are the real successors of the Prophet (SAWA).

We also believe that our human abilities of thinking are limited and can never reach to everything. We know for sure that every order from Allah (SWT) is based on our benefit and we don't question the details.

Hijab is obligatory on females because Allah (SWT) who created males and females made males more attracted to females than females to males in usual situations. Hair of man can be attractive to some females in some situations but females are in general are much more attractive to males. This can be one of the reasons. Men are responsible to work hard to earn livelihood for their families. Hijab of women is for maintaining her dignity, modesty, safety and honour. Hijab also provide safe atmosphere away from sinful acts. Allah (SWT) says in Quran about Hijab on women (So that they are known so that they should not be harmed ( كي يُعرَفنَ فلا يؤذَين)) 33:59).

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 month ago

Removing such hair and hair on the pubes and under arms is required because it helps keeping the body clean, tidy and hygienic. Such unwanted hair should be removed at least once in maximum of forty days. Leaving it more than forty days in disliked (Makrouh). Leaving unwanted hair for longer period might cause harm for health because of dirt which can accumulate on it and can also disrupt cleaning the area.

'Wassalam.

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Amina Inloes, Amina Inloes is originally from the US and has a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter on Shi'a hadith. She is the program leader for the MA Islamic Studies program at the... Answered 1 month ago

Maybe when you get older, inshallah. Allah is with the patient! 

Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 1 month ago

Bismihi ta'ala

This view of the Prophet (s.a.w.) having "long" hair is not absolutely unanimously agreed upon. There are views that the hair should not be longer than the level of the earlobe. 

For argument sake, if we were to confirm the view that the Prophet (s.a.w.) or members of the Ahlul Bayt (a.s.) had long hair, then do we have any narrations where the Ma'sumeen have said it is recommended for other?

Did the Prophet (s.a.w.) call it a sunnah, and encourage others to grow their hair? Has it become a common practice among religious men, throughout history, to grow their hair long?

The answer to these questions is all NO. 

The view of our esteemed jurists, like Ayatullah al-Udhma Seyid Sistani says that if growing your hair equates to having resemblance of women, then it is haram. 

Once case is you yourself want to look like a female, by growing your hair, which is haram. Another case is the society and community you are a part of sees long hair only being for women, in which case you must not go against the 'urf.

If you are also being censured and discouraged by your elders and your teachers, then by no means should you be disobeying them. We must always remember to respect our elders and our teachers who are encouraging us to do good things and right things, even though we might have a different perspective. 

A mu'min must present himself in public in the best way possible, with signs of Iman and Taqwa resonating from his appearance and how he conducts himself. This is more important than fashion or hair or anything else. 

On the other side, if, in the case that there is no resemblance of a female, and the 'urf around you see it to be absolutely fine, and your parents/elders/teachers also see it to be fine, then yes, you can grow your hair.

We also know that taking care of your hair is a sunnah, by combing it, oiling it, cleaning it, etc.  

And Allah knows best.

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 2 months ago

Bismihi ta'ala

Yes, it is permissible to get a hair transplant, as the hair will become a part of the body, and it will not create a barrier or an obstacle to prevent water from getting to your skin while doing wudhu'/ghusl. 

The problem could be if the hair does not grow, and whether this would become an obstacle in ghusl and wudhu' being valid. For this case you must refer to your Marja' taqleed.

And Allah knows best. 

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 2 months ago

Long hair should not not extend more than the area of wiping. If it goes more than the area of wiping, you will be then not wiping on the area required to be wiped, that is why you need to part and wipe over the area itself and not in another area of the head where the long hair reaches.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 4 months ago

Yes it is permissible to sell a cut-off piece of your hair. No restriction on age or gender in this matter.

Wife of prophet Ayyub did the same when they did not have food, according a narration. 

Wassalam.

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 4 months ago

Bismihi ta'ala

There is no shar'i problem with a man growing his hair, as long as it is socially accepted within the 'urf of the Islamic community that he lives in and as long as he does not bring criticism to himself from other Muslims. 

As for something like braiding or plaiting his hair, I'm sure you would agree that these are things women usually do. A mu'min must observe the highest level of good character in not only his moral conduct, but also his appearance. He must ask himself "do I look like a mu'min". 

I believe if we were to take this approach, we would be able to quickly discern what we as mu'mineen should be doing and what we should stay away from.  

And Allah knows best. 

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 4 months ago

It depends on your Taqleed. Ayatullah Khoei allowed this small beard, but Ayatullah Sistani did not.

Moustaches is not part of beard .

'Wassalam.

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 4 months ago

Bismihi ta'ala

Yes, you can perform wudhu' right after your ghusl, but for wudhu' it is a necessary condition that your head and your feet be dry when you want to wipe them. 

Once you finish your ghusl, dry yourself down, and then do wudhu'. Another option is do your wudhu' before you do the ghusl.

And Allah knows best. 

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 5 months ago

There are many narrations that man should not leave removing the pubic hair for forty days as maximum period, and woman should not leave that for twenty days.

Underarm hair should be removed but we do not have a specific time for it. It must be removed when it causes bad smell which harms others especially your spouse or those who live or work with you.

Wassalam.

Wassalam.