306 fatwas

  • Fixing artificial eyelashes is form of unlawful hair extension and constitutes changing Creation of Allah Date: 30-4-2017

    You have already mentioned in a fatwa that fixing artificial eyelashes is prohibited. What is the wisdom behind this prohibition? If I misunderstood the answer, could you please clearly correct me? .. More

  • Cream containing stearic acid Date: 22-4-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu, Shaykh. Cosmetics like shaving cream or lotion contain stearic acid, which is a saturated fatty acid (most animal fats are saturated) with an 18-carbon chain with the IUPAC name octadecanoic acid. Is it halal to use that shaving cream on the skin given that all shaving creams contain stearic acid? Please.. More

  • Husband refuses to let wife color hair Date: 10-4-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. I am an American revert who is married to a Muslim man. I wear a full veil outside, I wanted to add color to my hair as I know that coloring the hair is permitted. My husband says that I cannot color it because he does not want me to do so. Does he have that right in Islam, to take away from me the.. More

  • Wearing necklaces with names of Prophets Date: 8-4-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Please do not mention any other reference of previous fatwas, I would be grateful for your efforts. Are we allowed to wear chains with the names of Prophet Muhammad, Jesus, Moses and such, peace be upon them? .. More

  • Woman using camphor oil before going to masjid Date: 4-4-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu, Shaykh. I have an oil which is used for pain relief; it has camphor in it, which, to my knowledge, is a kind of fragrance used to wash the dead. My question is: being a woman, applying fragrance and passing next to non-Mahrams (permanently unmarriageable kin) is sinful, so can I apply this oil and go.. More

  • Plucking hair above and below eyebrows Date: 21-3-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. I have read a lot of the fatwas on this website regarding eyebrows, and I know that you mentioned in fatwa no. 136627 that what is considered deformed in eyebrows depends on the customs and traditions of people. The problem is that when I look around at the women in order to see whether my eyebrows.. More

  • Growing hair longer to appeal to girl Date: 15-1-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. if a guy knows that the girl he intended to marry has a liking for men with slightly long hair and he grows his hair longer so that she is more likely to accept him, is that ok? .. More

  • Men wearing wig because of hair loss Date: 22-12-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. What is the ruling on using wigs and a custom-fit hair prosthesis for men who suffer hair loss? Is it the same even for non-human hair? May Allaah reward you. .. More

  • Using scissors and pocket mirror decorated with gold Date: 20-12-2016

    Assalaamu alaykoum. During my holidays in Spain, I bought my parents gifts. For my father, I bought small scissors decorated with gold, and even though I tried my best not to get anything with carvings or sculptures of animals, these scissors were made in the shape of a bird. (I did not notice this in the shop.) For my mum, I bought a pocket mirror.. More

  • Making heart-shaped gift boxes Date: 31-10-2016

    What is the ruling on making and selling heart-shaped gift boxes? .. More

  • Long hair makes him look handsome Date: 23-10-2016

    I am used to have my hair long, and I want to work in Dubai as a model. I look so nice with my hair long that people stare at me here in Algeria (including ladies), and they say that I am beautiful and handsome. Is this considered Fitnah (temptation, tribulation), and is being good-looking and letting my hair grow long considered Fitnah? Assalaamu alaykum.. More

  • Filling in light eyebrows with pencil or powder Date: 8-7-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. Please, I want to ask a question concerning eyebrows. I that know it is haram to pluck them, but is it okay for someone with scanty eyebrows to fill them in with a pencil, powder, and so on? Is it okay to grow hair in the scanty places using a natural oil? May Allaah reward you. .. More

  • Hanging bells for home decor Date: 4-5-2016

    Is there any prohibition, according to Islam, on hanging ringing bells for home decor? .. More

  • The Sunnah in parting the hair Date: 13-12-2015

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have been told here in my locality that we should part our hair in two and say, {Guide us to the straight path.} [Quran 6:1] Is this part of the Sunnah related to combing the hair? If not, then is there any other Sunnah related to combing the hair? May Allaah reward you. .. More

  • The ruling on a man cutting his eyelashes Date: 6-12-2015

    Assalaamu alaykum respected Scholar. I wanted to ask whether a man can cut his eyelashes in order to look good or if it is haram? I did not do it, but it is a question I have in my mind. Please guide me. May Allaah reward you. .. More