Me and my Hair

Q. I like to scratch my hair follicles, and might do this a lot while in Hajj. Must I give Damm like cut a camel for penalty?

A. Scratching resulting in falling of hair does not constitute penalty (Damm), so you can spare the poor camel’s life! Intentionally plucking hair does not make Damm incumbent, but sadaqah must be given instead. (Hidaya volume 1 page 267). (Should you ask what is the amount of sadaqah to be given, then the answer is: give one date for every hair loss, or its equivalent in value.)

Allah certainly knows best.

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