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Does Cutting Hair in Dhul Hijjah Invalidate Udhiyah?

Question

If a person cuts his hair after the month of Dhul Hijjah has begun, and he intends to offer a sacrifice, is his sacrifice valid and will it be accepted?

Summary of answer

If a man removes anything from his hair, nails or skin during the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah, his udhiyah is valid and will be accepted in sha Allah.

Answer

Praise be to Allah.

Shaykh Ibn Uthaymin (may Allah have mercy on him) said: 

“Yes, his sacrifice will be accepted but he will be a sinner. With regard to a widespread belief among the common people that if a man removes anything from his hair, nails or skin during the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah , his sacrifice is not valid, this is not correct, because there is no connection between the validity of his sacrifice and his removing anything from these three things .” (Al-Sharh al-Mumti’, 7/533) 

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And Allah knows best.

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Source: Islam Q&A