Is combing the hair and beard in the mosque after ablution permissible

Fatwa ID: 02623

Answered by: Maulana Maruf Ahmed​

Question

Is combing the hair and beard in the mosque after ablution permissible?

Answer

It is considered an etiquette to look after the hair, and this includes combing it regularly.

The Prophet ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) said: “Whoever has hair should honour it.”[1]

However, it is advisable to comb the hair outside the masjid. This is understood from the following hadith narrated in Sahih al-Bukhari:

A’isha raḍyAllāhu 'anha (may Allāh be pleased with her) stated: The Prophet ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) used to bend his head (out) to me while he was in Itikaf in the mosque during my monthly periods and I would comb and oil his hair.” [2]

Only Allah knows best.

Written by Maulana Maruf Ahmed

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

[1] Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith no. 4163

[2] Sahih al-Bukhari, Hadith no. 245

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