Is Tying your Hair Back as a Muslim Male Haram?

Fatwa ID: 03363

Answered by: Maulana Nabil Khan


Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh,

Is tying your hair back as a Muslim male haram?


بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful 



Wa Alaikum Salam,

According to numerous hadith, it is permissible for a male to have his hair in a ponytail or tied, especially in the case that it provides neatness. However, it is important to note that the tie cannot be womanly like.[1]


Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Nabil Khan

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham



[1] المبسوط للسرخسي (1/ 31) Sahih Bin Hibban #2280


والعقص في اللغة الإحكام في الشد حتى قيل في تفسيره أن يجمع شعره على هامته ويشده بخيط أو بخرقة أو بصمغ ليتلبد وقيل أن يلف ذوائبه حول رأسه كما يفعله النساء في بعض أحوالهن





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