Cutting the hair from behind or cutting it in the Princess Diana style

Reference: al-Muntaqaa min Fataawa ash-Shaykh al-Fowzaan – Volume 3, Page 190
Fataawa wa Ahkaam fee Sha’r an-Nisaa – Question 22, Page 29

Question: What is the ruling regarding cutting the hair from the back [of the head] such that it is above the shoulders whilst leaving the hair a little longer at the sides?

What is the ruling regarding cutting the hair according to the following styles:

i) Diana style – she is a well-known disbelieving woman;

ii) Lion style;

iii) Mouse style;

…and likewise, these are [all] different styles; either by cutting the hair in a style similar to that of the lion, and the other is a style mentioned in the previous question?

Response: It is not permissible for a woman to cut her hair from the back whilst leaving the [hair on the] sides longer. This is because this consists of playing around with her hair which is from her beauty. Also, there exists therein resembling the disbelieving women, and likewise cutting the hair in different styles as those of disbelieving women and animals, such as the Diana style – the disbelieving woman and [likewise] the animals, and also for that which exists therein of playing around with the woman’s hair which is from her beauty.

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. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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