Cutting the hair short to reduce falling out

Reference: Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa.imah lil-Buhooth al-‘Ilmiyyah wal-Iftaa., – Volume 5, Page 182, Question 1 of Fatwa No.6259
Fataawa wa Ahkaam fee Sha’r an-Nisaa – Question 28, Page 33

Question: My wife complains of her hair falling out a lot and it was said to her to cut it short as this will reduce the falling out [of the hair]. Is this permissible?

Response: If the situation is as mentioned, then it is permissible [to cut the hair short] since this will prevent further harm.

And with Allaah lies all success and may Allaah send prayers and salutations upon our Prophet Muhammad (sal-Allaahu `alayhi wa sallam) and his family and his companions.

Abu 'Abdullaah

About Abu 'Abdullaah

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.