Q 5: When some people shorten their hair after Hajj or `Umrah, they only shorten the back and the sides. When we advised them to shorten all the hair, they replied that this is not necessary? Now, we would like to know what is the proper way to fulfill this obligation?

A: It is obligatory to shorten or shave all the head after performing Hajj or `Umrah. What you have mentioned is not sufficient according to the soundest opinions of the scholars and it is not an act of the Prophet's Sunnah.

May Allah grant us success! May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions!

Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta'
Member Member Chairman
`Abdullah ibn Qa`ud `Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz