Al-Kāfi - Volume 4 > The Case of Allowing One’s Hairs to Grow When One Decides to Perform al-Hajj and al-Umrah
Hadith #1

1ـ عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ مُعَاوِيَةَ بْنِ عَمَّارٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) قَالَ الْحَجُّ أَشْهُرٌ مَعْلُومَاتٌ شَوَّالٌ وَذُو الْقَعْدَةِ وَذُو الْحِجَّةِ فَمَنْ أَرَادَ الْحَجَّ وَفَّرَ شَعْرَهُ إِذَا نَظَرَ إِلَى هِلالِ ذِي الْقَعْدَةِ وَمَنْ أَرَادَ الْعُمْرَةَ وَفَّرَ شَعْرَهُ شَهْراً.

1. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from ibn abu ‘Umayr from Mu‘awiyah ibn ‘Ammar who has said the following: “Abu ‘ Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said that al-Hajj is performed during the designated months, which are the months of Shawwal, Dhu al-Qa’dah and Dhu al-Hajj ah. One who decides to perform al- Hajj, should allow his hair to grow as soon as he looks at the moon of the month of Dhu al-Qa’dah. One who decides to perform al-‘Umrah should allow his hair to grow for one month.”



Hadith #2

2ـ عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحَكَمِ عَنِ الْحُسَيْنِ بْنِ أَبِي الْعَلاءِ قَالَ سَأَلْتُ أَبَا عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) عَنِ الرَّجُلِ يُرِيدُ الْحَجَّ أَ يَأْخُذُ مِنْ رَأْسِهِ فِي شَوَّالٍ كُلِّهِ مَا لَمْ يَرَ الْهِلالَ قَالَ لا بَأْسَ مَا لَمْ يَرَ الْهِلالَ.

2. A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from Ali ibn al-Hakam from al-Husayn ibn abu al-‘Ala’ who has said the following: “I once asked abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, about a man who wants to go for al-Hajj, if he can shave all of his head before seeing the new moon. He (the Imam) said, ‘It is not harmful before seeing the new moon. ‘“



Hadith #3

3ـ أَحْمَدُ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ سِنَانٍ عَنْ أَبِي خَالِدٍ عَنْ أَبِي حَمْزَةَ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) قَالَ لا تَأْخُذْ مِنْ شَعْرِكَ وَأَنْتَ تُرِيدُ الْحَجَّ فِي ذِي الْقَعْدَةِ وَلا فِي الشَّهْرِ الَّذِي تُرِيدُ فِيهِ الْخُرُوجَ إِلَى الْعُمْرَةِ.

3. Ahmad has narrated from Muhammad ibn Sinan from abu Khalid from abu Hamzah who has said the following: “Abu Ja‘far, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, ‘You must not shave, if you want to go for al-Hajj, in Dhu al-Qa’dah or in the month during which you want to perform al-‘Umrah.’”



Hadith #4

4ـ أَحْمَدُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ عَنْ بَعْضِ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ سَعِيدٍ الأَعْرَجِ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) قَالَ لا يَأْخُذُ الرَّجُلُ إِذَا رَأَى هِلالَ ذِي الْقَعْدَةِ وَأَرَادَ الْخُرُوجَ مِنْ رَأْسِهِ وَلا مِنْ لِحْيَتِهِ.

4. Ahmad ibn Muhammad has narrated from al-Hassan ibn Ali from certain persons of our people from Sa‘id al-‘Araj who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘A man who wants to go for al-Hajj must not remove any hair from his head or beard in the month of Dhu al-Qa’dah.’”



Hadith #5

5ـ عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ عَبْدِ الله بْنِ سِنَانٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) قَالَ أَعْفِ شَعْرَكَ لِلْحَجِّ إِذَا رَأَيْتَ هِلالَ ذِي الْقَعْدَةِ وَلِلْعُمْرَةِ شَهْراً.

5. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from ibn abu ‘Umayr from ‘Abd Allah ibn Sinan who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘Leave hairs untouched for al-Hajj when you see the new moon of Dhu al-Qa’dah, and one month before performing al-‘Umrah.”’