An individual inquired regarding the ruling of Umrah being necessary (wajib) for a taxi driver traveling frequently to the blessed city of Makkah. If in this particular case an exemption was possible (from Hanafi fiqh ruling).
Sayyidi wa sanadi Mufti Taqi Usmani (Allah protect & preserve him) replied,
‘Yes, due to the hardship involved this individual can act on the non-Hanafi ruling and not perform Umrah on his each and every frequent visit.’
Another individual inquired about acting on the non-Hanafi ruling of trimming few hairs instead of cutting or shaving the whole scalp.
Sayyidi wa sanadi replied,
‘No. Follow the Hanafi ruling (shaving completely or cutting one fourth the length of the hairs on the scalp provided they are longer than the space between two interphalangeal joints of a finger). There is no hardship in cutting or shaving the hairs.’
Masjid e Nabaawi, gate #90, after esha, Friday 19 February 2016