Is It Sunnah to Have Long Hair? ~ Hi all readers! Are you looking for an explanation about long hair in Islam? If your answer is “Yes”, congratulations! Now you are reading the right article. Why? Because in this article I will explain that. As Muslims, we must understand that. That’s why I wrote this article. So, you have to read it to the end.
Specifically, there are three important points about “is it sunnah to have long hair?” which I will explain in this article. The three important things I mean are as follows:
- The Meaning of Sunnah to Have Long Hair.
- Hadith About Having Long Hair.
- Is it Sunnah to Have Long Hair?
The Meaning of Sunnah to Have Long Hair
The first important thing about “is it sunnah to have long hair?” what I will explain here is the meaning of the phrase “sunnah to have long hair”. I want you to understand that so that you have a complete understanding of the focus of our discussion.
If we look at the sentence “sunnah to have long hair”, then we will understand that there are two points that we must understand. The two points I mean are as follows:
By the way, do you know what sunnah is? If you don’t know about it, then you should remember that sunnah is everything that is attributed to Prophet Muhammad. That is an explanation of what the sunnah is in general.
The specific meaning of the sunnah is as follows:
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.
That is one of the definitions of sunnah according to hadith experts.
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.
Two: having long hair.
As for what is meant by “having long hair” is very simple, that someone has long hair.
So, we can understand the “sunnah to have long hair” in several ways as follows:
One: that Prophet Muhammad had long hair.
Two: that having long hair is one of the good things in Islam.
But, in general, if we find someone explaining the sunnah of having long hair, then it means that Prophet Muhammad had long hair and that is a good thing in Islam. But if we find someone asking about the sunnah of having long hair, it means that the person is asking if it is permissible in Islam.
That’s a brief explanation of the meaning of “sunnah to have long hair” that we must understand.
Hadith About Having Long Hair
The second important thing about “is it sunnah to have long hair?” what I will explain here is the hadith about having long hair. I want you to understand that so that you understand the basic arguments to answer the question.
The hadith regarding the sunnah to have long hair is as follows:
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.
That’s a hadith about long hair that we must understand.