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Cutting ones hair and nails in the state of ritual impurity

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Q. On Sunday Morning, I woke in the state of Janabat. I thought of first going to the barber for a haircut before making Ghusal. Was I correct in thinking so?
 
(Question published as received)
 
A. It is Makrooh (disliked) to cut ones hair or nails in the state of ritual impurity (Janaabat) i.e. a state in which Ghusal is necessary for one to attain purity. It is better to take a Ghusal and gain purity before cutting ones hair or nails. (Fataawa Mahmoodiyya 5/115)
 
And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best
 
Mufti Ismaeel Bassa       
 
Confirmation: 
Mufti Ebrahim Desai 
 
(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.) 
 
 

Fatwa Department

Jamiatul Ulama (KZN)

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