Wa `alaykum as-salamu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His
In this fatwa:
Responding to your question, Sheikh Kifah Mustapha, the Imam and Associate Director at the Mosque Foundation, one of the largest Islamic Centers in Chicago, states:
Growing hair is not an extreme necessity in Islam and for that nothing of haram can be bend to accommodate it. Islam, through the Sunnah of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him), prohibited tattoos; he said: “Allah Almighty cursed those who make tattoos and those who ask for it.” (Al-Bukhari)
Allah Almighty knows best.
Editor’s note: This fatwa is from Ask the Scholar’s archive and was originally published at an earlier date.