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

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam


What is the ruling of cutting the nails and hair on the first ten days of the holy month of Dhu’l Hijjah even if you are not performing hajj?


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.


[Ustadh] Tabraze Azam
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani