Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam
Question: What is the ruling of cutting the nails and hairs, according to hanafi fiqh, on the first 10 days of dhul hijjah even if you are not performing hajj?
Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,
I pray that this finds you in the best of health and spirits, insha’Allah.
If you are sacrificing an animal (udhiya/qurbani), it is recommended to avoid such personal upkeep (cutting nails and hair) before your animal has been sacrificed. [see: Cutting Hair and Nails Before Slaughtering on Eid]
And Allah alone gives success.
Checked & Approved by Faraz Rabbani