• Prayers & Duties >> Qurbani (Slaughtering)

    Question ID: 44040Country: India

    Title: Shave before qurbaani

    Question: In the month of Dhul Hijjah, from 1st date up to 10th, not to shave and not to cut nails but on 10th after Qurbani on the same day to shave and cut nails or to do it on the next day? Please guide me.

    Answer ID: 44040

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 984/914/N=1434) Hadhrat Umm Salma (رضي الله تعالى عنها) narrates that the holy Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said: One who intends to do qurbani (sacrifice) then he should not get his hair cut or nails trimmed in the month of Dhul Hijjah until he sacrifices the animal. (Muslim: 2:160) It was learnt that a person who has not cut his hair or nails due to the intention of qurbani from the first day of Dhul Hijjah to the days of qurbani then he may cut his hair and nails whenever he wishes after sacrificing the animal as this ruling is only up to the qurbani nor up to the complete days of qurbani. It is imperative to note that as per the Islamic Shariah it is haram and unlawful and major sin to shave the beard or keep it less than one fist length.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India