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f:922 -    Proof that we should not cut nails and hair in the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah
Country : Saudi Arabia , Jeddah,
Name : Mohammed Kamranuddin
Question:     Please forward me the hadis that it is necessary for person who is giving Kurbani in month of Eid-ul -Azha should not cut they hair before ten days of EID.......please send me details
Answer:     In the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah, Hajj is performed and those who are performing Hajj are in a state of Ihraam.  Thus, to develop some resemblance with them, for those who are performing sacrifice of an animal, it is Commendable (Mustahab) not to cut their hair or trim their nails.  The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) has prohibited us from doing so.  There is a Hadith in Sahih Muslim:

It is narrated on the authority of Hadhrat ‘Umar bin Muslim bin ‘Ammaar (May Allah be well pleased with him), he says:  I heard Hadhrat Sa‘eed bin Musayyib (May Allah be well pleased with him) say:  I  heard the mother of the believers Hadhrat Umm Salma (May Allah be well pleased with her) say that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said:  The person who has an animal for sacrifice, on seeing the moon of Dhul Hijjah, should neither remove/cut hair nor cut nails until he slaughters it.  (Sahih Muslim, Hadith No. 5236)

And Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) knows best.

Mufti Syed Ziauddin Naqshbandi Qadri

[Professor, Islamic Law, Jamia Nizamia,
Founder-Director, Abul Hasanaat Islamic Research Center]
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