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 4 weeks 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 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.

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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

There would not be any problem in which hairstyle you choose, or shaving parts of your head, as long as it is something acceptable and befitting for a mu'min. It should not be something that stands our as Islamically inappropriate, or not acceptable by religious circles, or would bring about criticism from others. 

Fashion yourself in a way that is nice and elegant, but also befitting for a pious religious person, and always making sure it is appropriate so you do not subject yourself to negative criticism.

With prayers for your success.

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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

Clipping of our nails is considered an important hygienic practice in Islam. In our sunnah it speaks about many physical and spiritual benefits of clipping nails. 

Among the etiquette of cutting nails is that one should cut their nails on a Friday, and start from the little (pinky) finger of their left hand, and end with the little finger of their right hand.  

Other days that have been mentioned that would be good to cut nails is Tuesday and Thursday.

It is also mentioned that one should bury their nail clippings, or throw it into nature. 

It is makruh to rip off your nails with biting them off. 

As for cutting nails during the night, there is no evidence for it being bad or makruh. 

In regards to hair hygene, Islam emphasises on this a lot as well. Especially having clean hair, and brushing/combing of hair. As for cutting of hair in the night time or day time, there is also no evidence that mentions it is bad to cut at night.

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 for a woman to shave her scalp in the aforementioned situation.

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

If the whole skin gets wet then Ghusl is valid.

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... Answer updated 6 months ago

Well the rules for hijab are derived from Qur'an, hadith, and the deductions of scholars, and you can find the subject of hijab discussed elsewhere here.

However, I do want to point out that, in many Muslim cultures, the clothing that is traditionally considered respectful for men is loose and long-sleeved, and there is also often headwear. For instance, shaykhs/religious leaders of most groups of Muslims today often wear loose clothing and a turban or other headgear. And, it is often considered indecent or inappropriate for men to reveal themselves extensively unless it is under special circumstances like maybe some kinds of work. To my knowledge, it is only in the modern era that it became fashionable for Muslim men to wear super-tight jeans and so on.

Anyway just a couple thoughts, you can find a lot on the subject of hijab on this website.

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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 6 months ago

Yes, as far as the remaining hair can be called by common people as a beard.

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 7 months ago

In performing the ritual bathing (Ghusl), water must reach the skin only and not necessary to reach all the hair. Braided hair does not need to washed if the skin of its root is covered by water or wet.

Wassalam.