Q: What is the consequence if a woman forgets to cut her hair during the rituals of Hajj? is it ok to cut it later?
A: The stipulated period for cutting the hair during Haj commences from after the dawn of the 10th of Dhul Hijjah up to the sunset of the 12th. Also, the hair has to be cut within the Haram precincts. If the cutting is delayed after this time, a dum will become Waajib, i.e. it will be compulsory to sacrifice a sheep or goat, or a seventh part of a cow or camel within the precincts of the Haram. (Mu'allimul Hujjaaj p176-177) Another dum will become waajib if the hair was cut outside the precincts of the haram, e.g. after returning home. In short, cutting of the hair is conditioned with time and place. One dum will become necessary for each omission. (Raddul-Muhtaar)
Prepared by: Moulana Yusuf Laher
Checked and approved by: Mufti Siraj Desai
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