Make the Most of Your Days & Nights in Ramadan

Can We Cut Our Nails and Hair in the First 10 Days of Dhu’l Hijja?

Hanafi Fiqh

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.


Tabraze Azam

Checked & Approved by Faraz Rabbani