Shaving head in adulthood


If a person does his aqeeqah in adulthood, will he have to shave his hair as well?

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful


It is mustahab (desirable) to shave the child’s head on the seventh day after performing the aqeeqah, giving the equivalent of the hair’s weight in silver or gold or its value in cash. Nevertheless, shaving the head is not contingent on slaughtering, e.g., if a person delays the aqeeqah beyond the seventh day, this does not entail that one should delay shaving.

There is no narration regarding shaving at a specific time after the seventh day. Thus, if a child’s head was not shaved on the seventh day, it may be shaved at any time. In conclusion, a male may shave his head whenever in adulthood, regardless of whether he does it after his aqeeqah or before.

Naw Mawlud Key Ahkam Wa Islami Naam: p. 146 (Idara e Ghufran)

Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Mohammad Ahsan Osmani

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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