Question # 020
Are fades halal?
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.
May Allah (swt) reward you for your concern, and inquiry.
This haircut style is referred to as Qaza` (الْقَزَع) in the Ahadeeth (narrations):
Narrated by Ibn Umar (RadhiAllahu Anhu)- The Prophet (saw) said:
عَنِ ابْنِ عُمَرَ، أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم نَهَى عَنِ الْقَزَعِ . قَالَ قُلْتُ لِنَافِعٍ وَمَا الْقَزَعُ قَالَ يُحْلَقُ بَعْضُ رَأْسِ الصَّبِيِّ وَيُتْرَكُ بَعْضٌ
Ibn Umar (Radhiallahu Anhuma) narrated that the Prophet (saw) forbade Qazaa. I said to Nafi` What is Qaza? He said: This means having a part of a boy's head is shaved and leaving a part unshaven.
Similarly, وعن ابن عمر أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم رأى صبياً قد حلق بعض رأسه وترك بعضه، فنهاهم عن ذلك، وقال: "احلقوه كله، أو اتركوه كله"
Narrated by Imam Muslim (Rahimahullah), Ibn Umar (Radhiallahu Anhuma) Narrated, that Nabi (saw) saw a child with a portion of his head shaven and a portion left unshaven, and he (saw) forbade this. He (saw) said, shave all of it or leave all of it.
-Imam Nawawi (Rahimahullah) states that Qazaa` refers to shaving a part of one’s head (based on what the narrator elaborated), and therefore, it would be necessary to avoid such a haircut (Madhahir Haqq, Allamah Qutubudeen Khan Dehlawi).
-Similarly, the great scholar, Shaykh Ibn Hajar Asqalaani (ra) states, that Qazaa` refers to shaving a portion of one head and leaving another portion (with hair) (Fathul-Baari).
-Furthermore, Mufti Muhammad Salmaan Mansurpoori states, that due to the resemblance to disbelievers, this haircut will not be correct (Kitaabun-Nawaazil).
-If this haircut style resembles that of another religion (symbol of another religion), then it will be haraam. However, if this cut resembles another nation or group, it will be makruh. (Fataawah Mahmoodiyah)
Fade Haircuts will be considered Makruh (Disliked ).
The famous hadith of the Prophet (saw) which is narrated by Ibn Umar, (Abu Dawood)
" مَنْ تَشَبَّهَ بِقَوْمٍ فَهُوَ مِنْهُمْ " .
The Prophet (saw) said, “He who copies any people is one of them.”
Allama Teebi (Rahimahullah), states that this hadeeth in it`s generality, includes outward appearance, behaviour and hair.
It would be preferable to simply shave the entire head, instead of adopting a fade haircut.
And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best
Student - Jamiah Islamiyah Abu Bakr
Checked & Approved by Shaykh Kasim Ingar
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