If a Hanafi Does Not Remove Hair From at Least 1/4 of the Head, What Is the Expiation for Him?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

Question: Assalamu ‘alaykum, If a Hanafi does not remove hair from at least 1/4 of the head (as required by hanafi law), what is the kaffarah for him? Please provide a reference from books.

Answer: Wa ‘alaykum assalam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh

I pray you are well.

One would have to sacrifice a sheep in this situation to compensate. (Maydani; al Lubab). It is extremely important to study the rulings of Hajj and ‘Umra well before setting off. The actions are complicated – especially in the case of Hajj.

I cannot emphasize it enough. I’ve had people contact me the day before leaving for Hajj asking what they should do when they get there. I don’t even know what to say to them.

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[Shaykh] Abdul-Rahim Reasat

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began his studies in Arabic Grammar and Morphology in 2005. After graduating with a degree in English and History he moved to Damascus in 2007 where, for 18 months, he studied with many erudite scholars. In late 2008 he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continued his studies for the next six years in Sacred Law (fiqh), legal theory (Usul al-fiqh), theology, hadith methodology, hadith commentary, and Logic. He was also given licenses of mastery in the science of Qur’anic recital and he was able to study an extensive curriculum of Qur’anic sciences, tafsir, Arabic grammar, and Arabic eloquence.