Dear Sheikh Sajid Umar, Is it ok to throw our cut hair and nails into the trash?
باسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول االله وعلى آله وأصحبه ومن والاه
May Allah bless you.
It is permissible to throw one’s nails away however several of our scholars (ra) advise us to bury our cut hair and nails.
Imaam Ahmed (ra) cited as evidence substantiating this view, (Surah al Mursalat, aayah: 25-26), in which Allah Almighty establishes the earth as a container for the living. Allah Almighty says:
“Have We not made the earth a container, of the living and the dead?”
Also, by observing the above you further assist yourself against black magic, as certain types of black magic rely on certain elements of people.
May Allah Almighty protect us all. Ameen.
And Allah knows best.
Assalaamu Alaykum Warahmathullaahi Wabarakaathuhu Shkh.
Can we dispose of nails and hair by flushing down the toilet, especially in highly urbanised areas where access to soil/earth maybe limited?
Sajid Umar says
Yes you may. May Allah bless you.