The use of eyelash curlers for men
Fatwa No: 300031

Question

What is the ruling on using eyelash curlers for men?

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, is His slave and Messenger.

If there is no harm in using this instrument on the eyelashes or the eye, then it is permissible for men to use it, because in principle such a thing is permissible. Having beautiful or curved eyelashes is not peculiar to women.

However, men should consider themselves to be above such luxuriousness. ‘Abdullaah ibn Buraydah  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him narrated that a man among the Companions of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, named ‘Ubayd said: “The Messenger of Allaah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, disliked much luxury.” [Abu Daawood]

‘Awn Al-Ma‘bood reads: “The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, disliked excessive enjoyment such as the excessive oiling and combing of hair as was the custom of the non-Arabs, and he commanded moderation in all this.” [End of quote]

Allaah Knows best.

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