Ibn al-Qayyim [d. 751 AH] – The wisdom behind the *prohibition of shaving parts of the head and leaving other parts unshaven [الْقَزَعِ]

Shams al-Dīn Ibn al-Qayyim – “This is from the complete love of Allaah ﷻ and His Messenger ﷺ for justice, that He ﷻ legislated it even in man’s own dealings with himself. He forbade him from shaving parts of his head and leaving other parts [unshaven], because it is an injustice done to the head, that man would leave parts of his covered [w/ hair] and other parts bare, pertinent to this is the prohibition of sitting directly in the middle between sunlight and shade[1], [supposedly] because it’s an injustice done to parts of the body, and similarly: the prohibition of walking w/ only one foot in one shoe, and the other left bare [without a shoe] – Either he wears both shoes, or leaves them both bare.[2]

→ Tuhfat al-Mawdud bi-Ahkaam al-Mawlud – Pg. 146 | Imam Ibn al-Qayyim [Edition: Majma’ al-Fiqh al-Islaami, Jeddah] | Translated by: Abu Dawūd [Mustafa b. Saalih] al-Hushayshi

[1] – Reported by Ibn Mājah in “al-Adab” (3722) from Buraydah | Reported in Sunan Abi Dawūd in “Kitab al-Adab” 13/245-246 | Imam Ahmad in al-Musnad 3/414 [in the Risalah Edition: 23/147]

[2] – Reported by Imam al-Bukhārī in his Sahih: 5856 – Chapter heading: “One should not walk in one shoe.” | Reported by Imam Muslim in his Sahih: 2097 b – Chapter: “It Is Recommended To Put Shoes On The Right Foot First, And To Take Them Off From The Left Foot First, And It Is Disliked To Walk In One Shoe”

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