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Cutting Some Hair or Nails (Taqseer)

It is obligatory for the pilgrim, after performing Sa'y, to cut some of his/her nail or hair (the head, moustache or beard) with the intention of seeking Allah's nearness.

It is forbidden to shave one's head instead of doing Taqseer, and the cutting of a piece of hair or nail is a form of worship. If it is done to show off, a person's umrah will be invalid unless it is repeated. After the cutting of a piece of hair or nail, everything which was forbidden for the pilgrim will be lawful except for hunting and cutting (unearthing) trees, plants or grass that grows in the sacred area.

Adapted from the Book: "The Hajj as Worship and Education" by: "Al-Balagh Foundation"

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