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Is it permissible to sell or use hair extensions or wigs to cover one’s loss of hair?

 

Nasihah (Advice): The hair of Rasulullah Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

 

Sayyidah A’aisha Radiyallahu anha reported that the hair of Rasulullah Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam reached past his ear lobes but did not reach his shoulders… He liked to begin with the right side while combing his hair… (And in every other deed, he first began with the right then the left.)” [Sunan Tirmidhi]

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Question and Answer:

 

  1. Is it permissible to sell or use hair extensions or wigs to cover one’s loss of hair?

 

(Question published as received)

 

  1. It is permissible for one to sell or use hair extensions and wigs made from synthetic hair or animal hair. However, it is not permissible to sell or use them if they are made from human hair or pig hair. (Hindiyyah 5/358 – Ahsanul Fataawa 8/75)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

 

Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

Mufti Moosa Salie

 

(The answer hereby given is specifically based on the question asked and should be read together with the question asked. Islamic rulings on this Q&A newsletter are answered in accordance to the Hanafi Fiqh unless otherwise stated.) 

 

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