Hi all readers! Are you looking for an explanation on “is it sunnah to grow your hair?”? If your answer is “Yes”, congratulations! Now you are reading the right article. Why? Because that’s what I will explain in this article. As Muslims, we must understand that. That’s why I wrote this article. So, you must read it to the end!
Specifically, there are three important things about “is it sunnah to grow your hair?” which I will explain in this article. The three important things I mean are as follows:
Is It a Sin to Be Bald?
The first important thing about “is it sunnah to grow your hair?” what I will explain now is “is it a sin to be bald?”. I want you to understand that first before you read more explanations in this article because that is one of the basic questions in this discussion that must be well understood.
Bald hair is a condition when all or part of the hair on the head falls out. There are many things that cause hair loss. I will not explain that in this article because it is not related to the main topic in this discussion.
Before I give you the answer to that question (is it a sin to be bald?), I will explain some of the things that are common standards why someone sins. There are two reasons why we must understand that first:
- There is no specific explanation in Islamic legal literacy regarding bald hair: is it sinful or not? (That’s what I understand).
- I want you to understand the specific answer to the question we are discussing now because there is no specific explanation in Islamic legal literacy about it.
If we read some Islamic legal literature, we will find an explanation that we will sin if we do things that are prohibited in Islam. For example, adultery is something that is strictly prohibited in Islam. If we commit Zina, we will sin. Adultery is not a normal act committed by humans. Adultery is not like eating, drinking, sleeping, and so on, all of which are normal things that humans do.
In the previous few paragraphs, I have explained that bald hair is a condition when the hair on the head falls out partially or completely. It’s like being sick, poor, rich, and so on that can happen to someone.
In relation to the question we are discussing now (is it a sin to be bald?), if we understand the several paragraphs above, we can conclude that having bald hair is not a sin. So, we will not sin if our hair is bald or not.
That’s a brief explanation of “is it a sin to be bald?”. As Muslims, we must understand that.
Is It Sunnah to Have Hair?
The second important thing about “is it sunnah to grow your hair?” what I will explain now is “is it sunnah to have hair?”. I want you to understand that now because it is one of the important questions that must be well understood we you want to understand the main topic in this discussion.
In general, sunnah are matters relating to the Prophet Muhammad. We can find this explanation in the definition of sunnah below:
كُلُّ مَا نُقِلَ عَنْ رَسُوْلِ اللهِ – صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ – مِنْ أَقْوَالٍ وَأَفْعَالٍ وَتَقْرِيْرٍ ، وَصِفَاتٍ خَلْقِيَّةٍ وَخُلُقِيَّةٍ، سَوَاءً أَكَانَ ذَلِكَ قَبْلَ الْبِعْثَةِ أَمْ بَعْدَهَا
Everything that is narrated from the Messenger of Allah (Prophet Muhammad) sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, such as sayings, deeds, decisions, attributes of creation and ethics, either before he was sent as a Prophet and Messenger or after that.
You can find an explanation of the sunnah in the hadith below:
مَنْ سَنَّ فِي الْإِسْلَامِ سُنَّةً حَسَنَةً فَلَهُ أَجْرُهَا وَأَجْرُ مَنْ عَمِلَ بِهَا بَعْدَهُ مِنْ غَيْرِ أَنْ يَنْقُصَ مِنْ أُجُورِهِمْ شَيْءٌ وَمَنْ سَنَّ فِي الْإِسْلَامِ سُنَّةً سَيِّئَةً كَانَ عَلَيْهِ وِزْرُهَا وَوِزْرُ مَنْ عَمِلَ بِهَا مِنْ بَعْدِهِ مِنْ غَيْرِ أَنْ يَنْقُصَ مِنْ أَوْزَارِهِمْ شَيْءٌ
Whoever sets an example of good habits in Islam, then he will get his reward and the reward of those who imitate it, without reducing their reward in the slightest. And whoever sets an example of a bad habit, then he will get his sin, and the sin of those who follow him without reducing their sin in the slightest.
As a normal human being, Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wa sallam had hair. Even he has long hair. We can find this explanation in the hadith below:
حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو بَكْرِ بْنُ أَبِى شَيْبَةَ حَدَّثَنَا يَزِيْدُ بْنُ هَارُوْنَ أنْبَأَنَا جَزِيْرُ بْنُ حَازِمٍ عَنْ قَتَادَةَ عَنْ أَنَسٍ قَالَ كَانَ شَعْرُ رَسُوْلِ اللّهِ صَلَّى اللّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ شَعْرًا رَجِلاً بَيْنَ أُذُنَيْهِ وَ مَنْكِبَيْهِ . رَوَاهُ ابْنُ مَاجَهْ
Ibn Majah narrated from Abu Bakr bin Abu Syaibah, from Yazid bin Harun, from Jazir bin Hazim, from Qatadah, from Anas, “The hair of Allah’s Messenger (Prophet Muhammad) was straight and curly, and fell between his ears and shoulders”. This hadith was narrated by Ibn Majah.
Now, if you ask me, “is it sunnah to have hair?”, the answer is “having hair is sunnah because Prophet Muhammad had hair, but it is not a form of worship in Islam.”
That is a brief explanation of “is it sunnah to have hair?”. As Muslims, we must understand that.