Shaving the hair after umrah and hajj


1. Please share your views on how one should spend his days in Makkah/Madina, which is the best ibaadat (tawaf or multiple umrahs or nafl prayers)?

2. Does a pilgrim get same reward of shaving hair if he does Umrah or Haj? Or as Haj is a bigger pilgrimage, shaving hair in Haj has more reward?

3. If a person does Haj-e-tamattu and has plans to perform more than one umrah before Haj, should he shave his head on all times?

4. What if a person has very few hairs as he has done many umrahs before Haj, and uses the razor on Haj, do we get same reward?

5. Also, is this saying true that for every single hair there are many blessings, the more hair you remove the more blessings?


1. Being in the precincts of the Haram then making abundant tawaafs is most virtuous.

2. There is a dua for the one who shaves. The dua would be the same whether it is shaving at Hajj or Umrah.

3. Yes.

4. Yes.

5. In principle, it sounds right but we have not come across it.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)