Wants to trim her very thick eyebrows
Fatwa No: 136627

  • Fatwa Date:9-6-2010 - Jumaadaa Al-Aakhir 27, 1431
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Question

Assalamu Alikum Wa Rahmantu Allahu wa Barakarthu
I know very well that plucking the eyebrows is haram. But I saw in some of the fatwas that is it halal if it is deformed. What is deformed exactly? I have very thick eyebrows, they are as thick as the " shahada" finger. They are shaped like a triangle. When I used to do my eyebrows, the lady had to use double threading to do my eyebrows and with that the thread use to break, that's how thick the hair is. So, in my case are my eyebrows deformed? Please respond as soon as possible.
Jazakum Allahu Kkhairan

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

 

We are unable to tell you whether or not your eyebrows are deformed. This matter depends on the customs and traditions of people.

Therefore, if the eyebrow is unusually thick for people and it is considered by them as deformed, then it is permissible to take away (the excess hair) from it until it becomes like the eyebrows of common people. For more benefit, please refer to Fatwa 86683.

Besides, removing the excess hair which is more than the natural form means going back to the natural form, contrarily to removing the normal hair which is changing the natural form and that is why it is forbidden in Islam.

Allaah Knows best.

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