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My hair is thinning, and I shave it so just a little hair is on my head. Is this halal? And is this a recommended hair style for a Muslim male?
Praise be to Allah.
You are certainly allowed to care for your hair either medically or otherwise provided that you avoid hair styles which are odd in appearance or womanly like. Also, it is prohibited to shave some parts of your hair and leave the other parts.
All in all, your hair style should appear neat, professional and of course handsome and manly-like. Abu Qatadah al-Ansari said to the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) "I have a lot of hair which comes down to my shoulders, shall I comb it?" The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, "Yes, and honour it." Abu Qatadah sometimes dyed it twice a day due to the Prophet's saying, "…and honor it." (Malik in Al-Muwatta')
Allah Almighty knows best.
Dr. El-Sayed Amin
Question Date: 2011-05-19
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