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Spitting on your hair

Fatwaa ID: 500

Salaams, could you kindly let me know the ruling for below:

While combing/washing hair the hair that comes out is it ok to throw it away? Or you need to spit on it before throwing it away?

After cutting the nails is it ok to throw it away as well? Or you need to like throw it in sink drain so that it’s washed away with water?

Please do let me know ASAP.


In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

Unwanted hair and nails should ideally be buried. If that is not possible, then it may be disposed in an appropriate suitable manner. There is no need spit on anything or throw it away in the drain. Such might stem from baseless superstitions. You may opt for the disposal method convenient for you.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

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