Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen was asked:


Does shortening some of the hair and not other parts enter into the Qaza’ which is prohibited?


“No, verily Qaza’ is shaving some of the head and not other parts*”

[Kanz uth-Thameen Fi Su’alaat Ibn Saneed no. 716 pg. 166]

*Translator’s Note:

The Shaikh’s fatwa above should be understood to mean that which does not enter into imitating the disbelievers. For the Prophet (ﷺ) said:

من تشبه بقوم فهو منهم

He who imitates any people (in their actions) is considered to be one of them

[Saheeh Sunan Abi Dawood no. 4031]

Translated by

Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan
Abu Sulaymaan