Fatwa: # 29787
Category: Women
Country: United Kingdom
Date: 16th July 2014

Title

Permanent Hair Dye & Hair Highlighting

Question

 

In Islam is it permissible to use permanent hair dye, and are you allowed to do highlights in your hair just to please your husband.

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullahi wa-barakatuh.

Permanent hair dye is a long-lasting dye. When applied to the hair, it will last up to eight weeks.[1]

Hair highlighting/lowlighting refers to changing a person's hair color, using lightener or hair color to color hair strands.[2]

It is permissible to dye ones hair with a color other than black.

A woman may also highlight her hair in order to please her husband on condition it does not become the norm of immoral women and also imitating them.[3][4]

And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Ismaeel Bassa

Student Darul Iftaa

Durban South Africa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

www.daruliftaa.net

 



[1] http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-permanent-hair-dye.htm

[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hair_highlighting

[3] 1} ( قَوْلُهُ خِضَابُ شَعْرِهِ وَلِحْيَتِهِ ) لَا يَدَيْهِ وَرِجْلَيْهِ فَإِنَّهُ مَكْرُوهٌ لِلتَّشَبُّهِ بِالنِّسَاءِ ( قَوْلُهُ وَالْأَصَحُّ أَنَّهُ عَلَيْهِ الصَّلَاةُ وَالسَّلَامُ لَمْ يَفْعَلْهُ ) لِأَنَّهُ لَمْ يَحْتَجْ إلَيْهِ ، لِأَنَّهُ تُوُفِّيَ وَلَمْ يَبْلُغْ شَيْبُهُ عِشْرِينَ شَعْرَةً فِي رَأْسِهِ وَلِحْيَتِهِ ، بَلْ كَانَ سَبْعَ عَشْرَةَ كَمَا فِي الْبُخَارِيِّ وَغَيْرِهِ .

وَوَرَدَ : أَنَّ أَبَا بَكْرٍ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ خَضَبَ بِالْحِنَّاءِ وَالْكَتَمِ مَدَنِيٌّ ( قَوْلُهُ وَيُكْرَهُ بِالسَّوَادِ ) أَيْ لِغَيْرِ الْحَرْبِ { حاشية ابن عابدين، ج 6، ص 756}

 

(اخْتَضَبَ لِأَجْلِ التَّزَيُّنِ لِلنِّسَاءِ وَالْجَوَارِي جَازَ)2}

(قَوْلُهُ جَازَ فِي الْأَصَحِّ) وَهُوَ مَرْوِيٌّ عَنْ أَبِي يُوسُفَ فَقَدْ قَالَ: يُعْجِبُنِي أَنْ تَتَزَيَّنَ لِي امْرَأَتِي كَمَا يُعْجِبُهَا أَنْ أَتَزَيَّنَ لَهَا وَالْأَصَحُّ أَنَّهُ لَا بَأْسَ بِهِ فِي الْحَرْبِ وَغَيْرِهِ وَاخْتَلَفَتْ الرِّوَايَةُ فِي أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ - صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ - فَعَلَهُ فِي عُمْرِهِ وَالْأَصَحُّ لَا وَفَصَّلَ فِي الْمُحِيطِ بَيْنَ الْخِضَابِ بِالسَّوَادِ قَالَ عَامَّةُ الْمَشَايِخِ: إنَّهُ مَكْرُوهٌ وَبَعْضُهُمْ جَوَّزَهُ مَرْوِيٌّ عَنْ أَبِي يُوسُفَ، أَمَّا بِالْحُمْرَةِ فَهُوَ سُنَّةُ الرِّجَالِ وَسِيَّمَا الْمُسْلِمِينَ اهـ مِنَحٌ مُلَخَّصًا وَفِي شَرْحِ الْمَشَارِقِ لِلْأَكْمَلِ وَالْمُخْتَارُ أَنَّهُ - صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ - خَضَّبَ فِي وَقْتٍ، وَتَرَكَهُ فِي مُعْظَمِ الْأَوْقَاتِ، وَمَذْهَبُنَا أَنَّ الصَّبْغَ بِالْحِنَّاءِ وَالْوَسْمَةِ حَسَنٌ كَمَا فِي الْخَانِيَّةِ قَالَ النَّوَوِيُّ: وَمَذْهَبُنَا اسْتِحْبَابُ خِضَابِ الشَّيْبِ لِلرَّجُلِ وَالْمَرْأَةِ بِصُفْرَةٍ أَوْ حُمْرَةٍ وَتَحْرِيمُ خِضَابِهِ بِالسَّوَادِ عَلَى الْأَصَحِّ لِقَوْلِهِ - عَلَيْهِ الصَّلَاةُ وَالسَّلَامُ - «غَيِّرُوا هَذَا الشَّيْبَ وَاجْتَنِبُوا السَّوَادَ» اهـ قَالَ الْحَمَوِيُّ وَهَذَا فِي حَقِّ غَيْرِ الْغُزَاةِ وَلَا يَحْرُمُ فِي حَقِّهِمَا لِلْإِرْهَابِ وَلَعَلَّهُ مَحْمَلٌ مَنْ فَعَلَ ذَلِكَ مِنْ الصَّحَابَةِ { حاشية ابن عابدين ، ج 6، ص 756، دار الفكر-بيروت} 

 

3} وَأَمَّا الْخِضَابُ فَهُوَ مِنْ عَلَامَاتِ الْمُسْلِمِينَ قَالَ - صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ -: «غَيِّرُوا الشَّيْبَ وَلَا تَتَشَبَّهُوا بِالْيَهُودِ» وَكَانَ أَبُو بَكْرٍ الصِّدِّيقُ - رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ - يَخْتَضِبُ بِالْحِنَّاءِ وَالْكَتَمِ حَتَّى قَالَ الرَّاوِي رَأَيْت ابْنَ أَبِي قُحَافَةَ - رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ - عَلَى مِنْبَرِ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ - صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ - وَلِحْيَتُهُ كَأَنَّهَا ضِرَامُ عَرْفَجٍ وَاخْتَلَفَتْ الرِّوَايَةُ فِي أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ - صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ - هَلْ فَعَلَ ذَلِكَ فِي عُمْرِهِ؟ وَالْأَصَحُّ أَنَّهُ لَمْ يَفْعَلْ { المبسوط، ج 10، 199، دار المعرفة – بيروت}

 

4مَنْ تَشَبَّهَ بِقَوْمٍ فَهُوَ مِنْهُم

Whosoever emulates a nation is amongst them.” (Sunanu Abi Dawood, Vol.4 Pg.44 Maktabah Asriyyah)

 

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