hair, nails, etc…

Q:
AOA,
1. In the first 10 days of zilhaj it is required not to cut hairs. Does it include shaving face also. If someone does shave what is the fidya??

Time: Thursday November 26, 2009 at 5:39 am

A: It is best to emulate the hujjaj (those in hajj) as close as possible. This would include the  preference of not cutting your hair, nails, and other actions that the hujjaj take part in or are called upon to refrain from, etc.

All this would be done prior to the new moon ( of zil-hijja) coming in. It’s most preferred that all this be done after the animal has been scarified. This is part of our virtuous deeds.

Shaving of the face for men was never allowed to begin with. If it has to be done due to unbearable circumstances, then the matter would be different.

Should one not practice this sunnah, it would not require a fidya of any type.

The more we incorporate the sunnah into our lives, the better we feel about ourselves and our Islam.

Allah Certainly Knows Best.

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