Pilgrims must do either Halq or Taqsir to exit Ihram according to Umrah process. Women must cut their hair to the length of a fingertip to remove Ihram. Many hadiths emphasize the importance of Umrah haircut rites, which are frequently reported by Islamic scholars. The significance of this practice stems from the notion that one’s hair is associated with one’s look and vanity in the world. One must disconnect from it and follow the path of simplicity and spirituality in order to entirely surrender to Allah.
The Prophet’s dream came fulfilled when he shaved his head totally during Hajjatul Wida. He began the Halq rite by shaving the right side of his head first, then progressing to the left. After completing Halq, the Prophet (PBUH) emphasized the importance of these ceremonies by asking mercy three times for those who complete Halq and once for those who perform Taqsir.
After the Ihram, Tawaf, and Sa’ee procedures have been completed, Halq after Umrah is performed. It is well known that Halq or Taqsir must be performed in order to remove Ihram. Any haircut done before performing Umrah will not be deemed Halq or Taqsir, hence Halq before Umrah is not permitted. Because it is banned to cut your hair once you put Ihram on, it is not permissible to conduct Halq before Umrah.
The rules for Halq for Hajj are slightly different. Halq/ Taqsir must be conducted at the recommended stage and place, depending on the type of pilgrimage. When doing Hajj al-Tamattu, for example, Halq is performed twice: once during Umrah and again during Hajj. Similarly, you should trim your hair twice during Hajj and once after the pelting of Jamarat al-Aqaba during Hajj al-Ifrad; and so on. Halq is performed in both Mina and Makkah. There are several barbers in Mina, and some may be less expensive than others. To maintain hygiene and safety, it is suggested that you use licensed barbers.
As a result, Halq for Umrah and Taqsir for women conducting Umrah are regarded to be obligatory rites that must be undertaken with the purpose of drawing closer to Allah. As a result, pilgrims should be informed of crucial Umrah haircut laws and follow these rituals in accordance with Islamic experts’ norms and suggestions, as well as with absolute honesty and devotion to the Almighty.