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Ramadan 2016

Oiling and Combing the Hair

It is Sunnah to oil your hair and there are many AHadiths that mention the blessings received when oiling and combing the hair.

Our Prophet (S.A.W) has said whoever combs their eyebrows is protected from any contagious disease. On another occasion the Messenger of Allah (S.A.W) has stated that whosoever combs their hair every night is protected from all sorts of evil things and also they will have a long life.

Hazrat Ali (R.A) has said that our beloved Prophet (S.A.W) has mentioned that you should comb your hair because you become freed from distress. The one who combs their hair in the morning he/she is in peace till the evening. Hazrat Shaykh 'Abd Al-Haq Muhaddith-e-Dehelwi (R.A) writes that, 'To comb the beard after ablution will rid one of poverty.'

Manners of oil

When combing the blessed hair, our Holy Prophet (S.A.W) would always start from the right side.

1. When applying oil always read 'Bismillah' otherwise seventy devils will assist in applying oil in your hair. 

2. Whenever our Beloved Prophet (S.A.W) wanted to oil his blessed hair, the Messenger of Allah (S.A.W) would take some oil in the palm of his left hand.

3. Apply a little on the right eyebrow then the left. Then apply some to the eyelashes first the right then left. Then read 'Bismillah' again and apply to the rest of the head from the front right then front left working your way back. In the same manner when applying oil to the beard, read 'Bismillah' again and then apply it. 

When combing hair, look in the mirror and pray the following supplication:

'Allahumma Hassanta Khalqi Fahassin Khuluqi'

O Allah! You have beautified my nature, beautify my character too.

May Allah (S.W.T) give us the ability to act upon the Sunnah's of oiling & combing our hair.