The ruling regarding cutting the hair short to reduce falling out.

Question: My wife complains of her hair falling out a lot and it was said to her to cut it short as this will reduce the falling out (of the hair). Is this permissible?

Response: If the situation is as mentioned, then it is permissible (to cut the hair short) since this will prevent further harm.

And with Allaah lies all success and may Allaah send prayers and salutations upon our Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) and his family and his companions.

The Permanent Committee for Islaamic Research and Fataawa
Head: Shaykh ‘Abdul ‘Azeez Ibn Abdullaah Ibn Baaz;
Deputy Head: Shaykh ‘Abdur-Razzaaq ‘Afeefee;
Member: Shaykh ‘Abdullaah Ibn Ghudayyaan
Member: Shaykh ‘Abdullaah Ibn Qu’ood
Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa.imah lil-Buhooth al-‘Ilmiyyah wal-Iftaa., – Volume 5, Page 182, Question 1 of Fatwa No.6259;
Fataawa wa Ahkaam fee Sha’r an-Nisaa – Question 28, Page 33.

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