Colours for Dyeing Hair

Q: Is dyeing/coloring of hair for men/women allowed in Islam or not? If so, what colors? A: It is permissible to dye the hair. Do not use black dye, as this is forbidden. Also, do not use dye which contains Haraam ingredients. (Bahrur Raa’iq V8 P208).  Do not use colours which have become a fashion […]

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Wearing 9ct Gold Rings

Q: Are Muslim women allowed to wear 9ct gold rings? A: The hadith of our Rasool (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) prohibit us from wearing rings that are not made from gold or silver. 9ct is not pure gold but has a majority mixture of alloy that is either copper or brass; hence, 9ct gold rings are […]

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Dye for Hair

Q: I have heard that black colour is not allowed to dye ones hair but red colour of Henna (herbal) is permitted. Is that true? A. It is permissible to dye the hair. Do not use black dye, as this is forbidden. Also, do not use dye which contains Haraam ingredients. (Bahrur Raa’iq V8 P208). […]

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Piercing the Body

Q: Can females pierce their bodies? A: Females are allowed to pierce only ears and nose,  not any other part of the body. Earrings and nose rings have been worn by Muslim women since the time of Rasoolullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam). The belly ring and rings on other parts of the female body are haraam […]

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Length of Beard

Q: Previously I used to trim by beard and now my beard is about 2 inches. My mom has been asking me to trim the beard like before. I need to know what is the correct length of the beard in Islam? A. The minimum length of the beard is one fist-length on all sides. […]

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Trimming Sideburns

Q: Can the sideburns of a beard be trimmed? I have heard/read that we can trim them, but I’m not sure which exact part of the sideburns can be trimmed? The ones that start one inch below-and-parallel to the ear or that start at the slight protruding bone parallel to the eye? A: Hair above […]

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Trimming Hair between Eyebrows

Q: Are we allowed to trim the hair between the eyebrows (above the nose)? A: If trimming the hair between the eyebrows is solely for the purpose of beauty then it is not permissible. (Fataawa Mahmoodiyah V19 P442) If there is another valid reason, it will be permissible.

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Piercing the Tongue

Q: Is it permissible to pierce your tongue? A. Piercing the tongue is sinful, because it is not an Islamic practice, rather a custom borrowed from the non-Muslims, but it does not fall under the category of major sins. Doing this is, therefore, akin to committing a Makrooh Tahreemi act. For this one should make […]

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Tying Hair in Bun

Q: Is it permissible for women to wear their head covering in a certain  fashionable style where one attaches a hair clip to back of head so when wearing the scarf it resembles a “hump”? A: If the hair is tied in a bun at the back of the head with a scarf wrapped the […]

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