Translated by Abu Zainab (Muhammad Al-Hindee)

Question

It is reported from the characteristics of the Khawaarij that they shave their heads, is that authentic? And what does it mean?

Shaikh ‘Abdul-Muhsin al-‘Abbad al-Badr:

“The characteristic of the Khawaarij is that they shave their heads, and this is a characteristic and a sign of theirs; but it is reported in the Sunnah what proves that the shaving of (the head) during other than the Hajj and the Umrah (period) is permissible, and that there is no harm in it. But the prohibition is that one takes the Khawaarij as an example and imitates them.”

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