1.0 SCALP HAIR:
hair can trap and accumulate infectious and toxic material because of its continuous exposure to the atmosphere. Rubbing the
hair with wet hands in ablution helps remove accumulation of possible air-borne
pathogens. Scalp hair must be washed and combed regularly to prevent any accumulation of filth. Dyeing, plaiting, hair locking
of hair are permissible provided they do not prevent proper cleaning. Proper cleaning of hair requires that water reach the
root of the hair.
of both men and women can only be dyed with colors other than black. Black dyeing or plucking away white hair is considered
deception about the age of a person. An exception to this rule is allowed for the military.
scalp hair is needed when lice and other ecto-parasites are feared to grow in it. It is however offensive, makruh, to shave only part of the head unless there is a medical indication.
THE MOUSTACHE and the BEARD:
is recommended to trim the moustache and grow the beard. The male beard must be kept to maintain gender identity. Cheek hair
is considered part of the beard. Some jurists see that the beard should be left alone to grow without any interference. Other
jurists see that the beard should be trimmed and not left to grow wild or to grow beyond the size that can be maintained hygienically.
Grey hair can be dyed with any color but black. The beard should be washed during ablution. Regular combing of the beard is
necessary to prevent accumulation of dirt.
3.0 Armpit hair:
axillary hair is recommended and is necessary
for hygiene. Sweat accumulating under the arm-pit may give rise to pungent odors.
Cutting and regular cleaning of pubic hair is recommended and ensures cleanliness.
5.0 Trunk hair:
hair can be shaved as needed for cleanliness. Regular washing and shaving of abdominal, chest hair, pubic hair, and axillary
hair is recommended for hair hygiene. Women are allowed to shave off excess body hair. The woman is allowed to shave face