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#31 [Permalink] Posted on 17th September 2020 19:41
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Yes obviously.
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#32 [Permalink] Posted on 17th September 2020 19:59
Can men braid their hair or put it in a ponytail?


In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.


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Saaidah Umm Hani Radiallahu Anha is reported to have said that the Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam entered Makkah, whilst he had four braids (on his hair).” (Sunan Ibn Majah p.259 v.2, Sunan Tirimizi & Sunan Abi Dawud)


Hafiz Ibn Hajr (RA) has written that what is indicated from the hadith is that the Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam hair usually came down to his shoulders and sometimes it was so long that he wore it in braids. This was when the Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam was so preoccupied that he could not take care of his hair, such as when travelling etc…” (Fathul Bari p.360 v.10)


In principle it is permissible for a man to braid his hair or to tie it in a ponytail if there is a need like playing sports etc… or if it is difficult for him to take care of his hair. However, it is preferable to refrain from it.


Ibn Abdil Barr, a great Maliki Scholar, has written in his “Al Tamhid Lima Fil Muwatta Minal Maani Wal Asaneed” (The facilitation to the meanings and chains of transmission found in Imam Malik’s Muwatta) that this principle is subject to custom. If custom dictates that by braiding the hair there will be imitation with females then those who are decent and of good character should refrain from it.” (p.80 v.6)


Finally, it is considered makruh to read salah whilst having the hair braided or in a ponytail. It is mentioned in a hadith that the Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam passed by a man who was praying with his hair braided, upon which the Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam said “Leave your hair to make prostration with you.” (Tabraani p.267 v.9)


Only Allah Knows Best

Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham.



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#33 [Permalink] Posted on 17th September 2020 20:50
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The last part of this is interesting.

I think the Hadith needs clarification from the scholars.

If one is to braid their hair, it would be due to difficulties of tending to it regularly, so undoing the braid for Salah and then redoing it doesn't make sense and I hope the Ulama can enlighten us on this matter.

I had read a Hadith many years ago that gave the impression that the hair should not be moved or brushed away if it comes in the way when making sujood. The hair should be left alone, and this Hadith makes more sense for making sujood.

May be the Ulama can clarify that when making sujood with braided hair, one should not move it out of the way, and allow the hair to also make sajdah, or one should not have it braided when offering Salah. There is ambiguity in the English text and difficult to understand without tafseer.
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#34 [Permalink] Posted on 17th September 2020 21:02
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I think the answer is clear. It is not haram to pray with the hair braided. The fatwa above says it is makruh.
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#35 [Permalink] Posted on 17th September 2020 21:11
The tradition regarding not tying or tucking up the hair has been recorded by Imam Bukhari and other compilers of Ahadith. The tradition has been narrated by Abdullah bin Abbas (RA) who said that the Prophet (SAS) was ordered to prostrate on seven bones and not to tuck up his clothes or hair. (Sahih Al Bukhari vol. 1 pg. 434)

Based on this tradition, the majority of scholars have stated that it is Makrooh (disliked) for the one who is performing Salaah to ‘tuck up’ or ‘tie up’ his hair in Salaah or before Salaah. This however, does not invalidate one’s Salaah. (Umdatul Qaari vol. 6 pg 91)

The Scholars are also unanimous on the point that it is disliked and discouraged for one to perform Salaah in a state where his hair is braided/plaited or with his hair thrusted under his turban or anything of this nature. However, if one does any of the above, his salaah will still be valid. (Umdatul Qaari vol 6 pg 91)

Imam Abu Dawood has narrated with a (sound chain of narrators) that Abu Rafe saw Hasan bin Ali (RA) performing Salaah and he had thrusted and inserted his hair at the back of his head on the nape. He then loosened it and said, ‘I heard the Prophet (SAS) saying, ‘This (manner of tying or bundling the hair) is the rear of Satan’. (Abu Dawood). In another tradition, it is recorded that Abdullah bin Abbas (RA) saw Abdullah bin Harith performing Salaah and his head was braided from behind. He (Abdullah bin Abbas) then stood behind him and loosened the braids. He then said, ‘I heard the Prophet of Allah (SAS) likening this person to one who performs Salaah and he is shackled and tied up’. (Umdatul Qaari vol. 6 pg. 91)

According to many Scholars, the wisdom in not tying the hair (or tucking up the hair) in Salaah is due to the fact that the hair also prostrates with a person. As such, it must be opened and loose so that it may also fall loosely when one goes in Sajda. It is for this reason that the Prophet (SAS) likened a person who tied up (plait/braided) his hair to the one who performs Salaah and he is tied up (as mentioned in the above narration of Abdullah bin Abbas RA).

This fact of the ‘hair prostrating in Sajda’ is clearly borne out from the narration which states that once Abdullah bin Umar (RA) saw a person performing Salaah who had his head (hair) braided, he turned to him and said loose the braids, your hair prostrates with you’. (Umdatul Qaari vol 6 pg 91)

As mentioned above, the ruling which is established from the hadith which prohibits one from tying/tucking up his hair is one of ‘dislike’ (Makrooh) and not of ‘total prohibition’, and this is the opinion of the majority of Scholars. (See Umdatul Qaari (Commentary of Sahih Al Bukhari) vol. 6 pg. 91 and Fathul Baari (Commentary of Sahih Al Bukhari vol. 2 pg. 377-380).

Further to this, the Scholars have also mentioned that the ruling of not tying or tucking up the hair is specific for males, since they must allow it to fall loosely (if it is long) while performing the Sajdah. This however, cannot apply to women, since they are required to cover their head/hair properly and the hair cannot be allowed to fall loosely on the ground from under the hijab/niqab or head-cover. As such, women will be allowed to tie their hair while in Salaah since it is more convenient for them (seeing that it is their nature to have long hair against males whose habit is not to have such long hair). This allowance and permission for women is without any dislike or reprehensibility.

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#36 [Permalink] Posted on 17th September 2020 21:32
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So tying it up just before salah being makruh makes sense.

The Prophet (saw) had his hair braided for a much longer period whilst in ihram, so it seems that it would come down to reasoning as further explained in your next post. Jzk.
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#37 [Permalink] Posted on 18th September 2020 14:25
Is braiding Sunnah

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Is braiding of the hair a Sunnah for men? I’ve heard about this from a few people but can not find any evidence of this. And if it is Sunnah can you explain it or provide a picture of it insha’allah.

Jazakallah

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No, it is not Sunnah – Sunnah is something Rasulullah Sallallahu alayhi wasallam did on a regular basis – and this is not the case of braiding. It was only once when Rasulullah Sallallahu alayhi wasallam came for fathe Makkah that he made four braids and this was because he was wearing an armour and a metal cap. So his hair was sticking out from the sides so he Sallallahu alayhi wasallam braided them.

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