[Q-ID0453] Are the earnings of a Barber halal?


What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: are the earnings of such a barber halal who cuts hair into styles that are not according to the Sunnah and he shaves people’s beards?

Questioner: Sajid from Halifax, UK


بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم
الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب

The earnings from cutting hair are halal but the earnings from shaving beards are haram. It is stated in Waqar al-Fatawa that shaving the beard is haram, doing such a job is haram, getting your beard shaved by someone else is haram and any earnings from this is also haram.

[Waqar al Fatawa Chapter 1, Page 259]

واللہ تعالی اعلم ورسولہ اعلم صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم
کتبہ ابو الحسن محمد قاسم ضیاء قادری

Answered by Mufti Qasim Zia al-Qadri
Translated by Abu Zayn

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