1191: Cutting hair because of sickness


My wife is suffering from excessive hair loss, and it was suggested to her that she should cut her hair short to reduce this loss. Is this permissible?

Praise be to Allaah.

If this is the case, then it is permissible to cut her hair because this will protect her from harm. (Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, 5/182), on the condition that she should not make herself look like men or kaafir women. See Question #1192. And Allaah knows best.

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Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid
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