Recite prayer with wig.

Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,

As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)


One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:

Can one read namaaz if they have hair extentions in their hair that is made of human hair?


Please advise asap 


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Recite prayer with wig

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 7.817         Narrated by Aisha

An Ansari girl was married and she became sick and all her hair fell out. Intending to provide her with false hair, they asked the Prophet (saws) who said, "Allah has cursed the lady who artificially lengthens (her or someone else's) hair,  and also the one who gets her hair lengthened."


Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 7.133         Narrated by Aisha

An Ansari woman gave her daughter in marriage and the hair of the latter started falling out. The Ansari women came to the Prophet (saws) and mentioned that to him and said, "Her (my daughter's) husband suggested that I should let her wear false hair." The Prophet (saws)  said, "No, (don't do that) for Allah sends His curses upon such ladies who lengthen their hair artificially."


Although the prohibition towards the lengthening of one’s hair artificially or using a ‘wig’ is specified only for the believing woman in the above quoted guidance, the scholars and the jurists in Islam are absolutely unanimous in their opinion that the prohibition of wearing artificial hair or wigs applies to both, the believing males as well as the females. 


The Messenger of Allah (saws) declared that Allah Subhanah has cursed those people who wear artificial hair or wigs; and it would not befit a believer who sincerely fears Allah and the Last Day to wear a wig, leave alone offer their prayers while wearing a wig!!!


Fiqh-us-Sunnah Fiqh 3.101a

The Messenger of Allah (saws)] mentioned a man who had traveled for a long time. Unkempt and covered in dust, he raised his hands to the heavens (and cried): 'O my Lord…..! O my Lord……!'  His food was unlawful, his drink was unlawful, his clothing was unlawful, and what he had provided to sustain himself with was also unlawful. How could his invocation be accepted?"

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Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone.  Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your brother and well wisher in Islam,





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