Cutting hair and nails before sacrifice

QUESTION:

Is it permissible for one who is going to offer a sacrifice, whether a man or woman, to cut his or her hair and nails? What are the things that become forbidden once the new moon of Dhu’l Hijjah is sighted?

ANSWER:
It is permissible for one who is going to offer a sacrifice to cut his/her hair and nails without any Karaahah.
To refrain from cutting the hair and nails after the moon of Dul Hijjah is sighted for the person who will be offering a sacrifice is Afzal. (Better) However, if the he/she cuts the hair or nails before offering the sacrifice then this will also be permissible without any Karaahah.

And AllãhTa’ãla knows best

Mufti Muhammed Ashraf
24 November 2011 / 28 Zul Qa’dah 1432