عَنْ وَائِلِ بْنِ حُجْرٍ، قَالَ أَتَيْتُ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم وَلِي شَعْرٌ طَوِيلٌ فَلَمَّا رَآنِي رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ” ذُبَابٌ ذُبَابٌ ” . قَالَ فَرَجَعْتُ فَجَزَزْتُهُ ثُمَّ أَتَيْتُهُ مِنَ الْغَدِ فَقَالَ ” إِنِّي لَمْ أَعْنِكَ وَهَذَا أَحْسَنُ ”
Narrated Wa’il ibn Hujr:
I came to the Prophet (ﷺ) and I had long hair. When the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) saw me, he said: Evil, evil! He said: I then returned and cut them off. I then came to him in the morning. He said (to me):” I did not intend to do evil to you. This is much better”.
Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin al-’Abbaad hafiduhallah said:
“This indicates the excellence and priority of this condition [shortening the hair] just as [the Hadith] indicates the permissibility of the condition of the [hair] of Wail Ibn Hujr [before he cut it]”.
[Sharh Sunan Abu Dawood no. 470]
Shaikh Muqbil ibn Haadi al-Waad’iee placed this Hadith under the chapter: “What is better is not lengthening the hair of the head”
[Saheeh Jami’ Mima Laysa Fi Saheehayn (4/267)]
Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan