One of the reasons why the Children of Israeel were subdued and put into unfortunate circumstances such as slavery and a pause in favours from Allah, is because they tried to disfigure their blessed looks that Allah gave them. As you may know already, they showed so much ingratitude to Allah and this is just one of the disrespectful things that they did. The Prophet may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him informed us of this and the Arabs were warned not to do the same thing as it was such a serious crime to change the afro/ woolly hair that they were also blessed with!
Sahih al-Bukhari 5932
Narrated by Humaid bin `Abdur-Rahman bin `Auf who said In the year he performed Hajj he heard Mu’awiyya bin Abi Sufyaan, in the year of Hajj while he was on the pulpit and he was saying while he was taking a piece of hair that was in the hand of a guard, “Where are your religious learned men? I heard Allah’s Messenger may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, forbidding this (ARTIFICIAL hair) and saying, ‘ For Verily The Children of Israeel were destroyed when their women started using this.”
‘”حَدَّثَنَا إِسْمَاعِيلُ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي مَالِكٌ، عَنِ ابْنِ شِهَابٍ، عَنْ حُمَيْدِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ عَوْفٍ، أَنَّهُ سَمِعَ مُعَاوِيَةَ بْنَ أَبِي سُفْيَانَ، عَامَ حَجَّ وَهْوَ عَلَى الْمِنْبَرِ، وَهْوَ يَقُولُ ـ وَتَنَاوَلَ قُصَّةً مِنْ شَعَرٍ كَانَتْ بِيَدِ حَرَسِيٍّ ـ أَيْنَ عُلَمَاؤُكُمْ سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَنْهَى عَنْ مِثْلِ هَذِهِ وَيَقُولُ “ إِنَّمَا هَلَكَتْ بَنُو إِسْرَائِيلَ حِينَ اتَّخَذَ هَذِهِ نِسَاؤُهُمْ ”.
Let us not misunderstand this narration to mean that the hair being spoken about is just simply a wig. We must understand that this hair is extra hair being added to hair that is already there in order to make it appear longer.
Sunnan Al Nisaai Book 48, Hadith 209
On the authority of Saeed Ibn Al Musayb who narrated from Mu’awiyah that: ”The Messenger of Allah may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him forbade giving deceptive impressions and the falsehood of a woman when she adds extra hair to her head.”
أَخْبَرَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الرَّحِيمِ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا أَسَدُ بْنُ مُوسَى، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا حَمَّادُ بْنُ سَلَمَةَ، عَنْ هِشَامِ بْنِ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، عَنْ قَتَادَةَ، عَنْ سَعِيدِ بْنِ الْمُسَيَّبِ، عَنْ مُعَاوِيَةَ، أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم نَهَى عَنِ الزُّورِ وَالزُّورُ الْمَرْأَةُ تَلِفُّ عَلَى رَأْسِهَا .
Oh Children of Israeel and anyone else with afro/ wooly hair who is not from the Children of Israeel, ask yourself these questions:
Is afro hair a disfigurement? Do you believe that you were created deficient? Do you believe that people with straight/ lank hair are superior and more beautiful than you? Is your mother unattractive with her afro/wooly hair? Is your children’s hair unattractive ? Are your children deficient because of their hair? Who taught you to hate yourself ??????
If your answer is no, then stop borrowing other people’s hair! Stop spending your money on Asian people’s hair! Stop buying Brazilian hair! It’s not your hair! They are not superior to you!