Working as a Barber


Question :
A barber frequently has to shave people's heads and beards; what is the ruling regarding this?

Answer :
Shaving the beard is unlawful, and taking it as an occupation is unlawful, because the barber who does so is cooperating and helping others in doing unlawful acts, and act that Allah Almighty has forbidden in His saying:
Help you one another in virtue, righteousness, and piety; but do not help one another in sin and transgression.
"Help you one another in virtue, righteousness, and piety; but do not help one another in sin and transgression."
Al-Ma'idah 5:2.
Shaving the head, though, is permitted according to the Shari'ah so there is no sin upon the one who earns money by shaving other people's heads.
May Allah send peace and blessings upon Muhammad, upon his family, and upon his Companions.
The Permanent Committee



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