Fatwa: # 31319
Category: Jurisprudence and Rulings...
Country: Canada
Date: 27th November 2014

Title

Is it allowed to pluck or shape the eyebrows?

Question

 

In islam plucking or shaping eyebrows is not allowed.

Is it allowed to pluck the hair in between the brows for both men and women? Just so that the area in between the brows looks clean and neat.

Also my husband's brow has a couple of very long hair that stand out, is it okay to trim those long hair to the length of the remaining brow hair?

Answer

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

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

In principle, it is impermissible for both men and women to trim or shape their eyebrows. However, if the eyebrows are bushy with stray stands, then it is permissible to neaten the eyebrows by removing the stray strands.

 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Fahad Abdul Wahab

Student Darul Iftaa

USA

Checked and Approved by,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai                                                                                                                                                                                                                

www.Daruliftaa.net

 

لَعَنَ اللَّهُ الْوَاصِلَةَ وَالْمُسْتَوْصِلَةَ وَالْوَاشِمَةَ وَالْمُسْتَوْشِمَةَ وَالْوَاشِرَةَ وَالْمُسْتَوْشِرَةَ وَالنَّامِصَةَ وَالْمُتَنَمِّصَةَ النَّامِصَةُ الَّتِي تَنْتِفُ الشَّعْرَ مِنْ الْوَجْهِ وَالْمُتَنَمِّصَةُ الَّتِي يُفْعَلُ بِهَا ذَلِكَ 

 (قَوْلُهُ وَالنَّامِصَةُ إلَخْ) ذَكَرَهُ فِي الِاخْتِيَارِ أَيْضًا وَفِي الْمُغْرِبِ.

النَّمْصُ: نَتْفُ الشَّعْرِ وَمِنْهُ الْمِنْمَاصُ الْمِنْقَاشُ اهـ وَلَعَلَّهُ مَحْمُولٌ عَلَى مَا إذَا فَعَلَتْهُ لِتَتَزَيَّنَ لِلْأَجَانِبِ، وَإِلَّا فَلَوْ كَانَ فِي وَجْهِهَا شَعْرٌ يَنْفِرُ زَوْجُهَا عَنْهَا بِسَبَبِهِ، فَفِي تَحْرِيمِ إزَالَتِهِ بُعْدٌ، لِأَنَّ الزِّينَةَ لِلنِّسَاءِ مَطْلُوبَةٌ لِلتَّحْسِينِ، إلَّا أَنْ يُحْمَلَ عَلَى مَا لَا ضَرُورَةَ إلَيْهِ لِمَا فِي نَتْفِهِ بِالْمِنْمَاصِ مِنْ الْإِيذَاءِ وفي تبيين المحارم إزالة الشعر من الوجه حرام إلا إذا نبت للمرأة لحية أو شوارب فلا تحرم إزالته بل تستحب اهـ، وفي التتارخانية عن المضمرات: ولا بأس بأخذ الحاجبين وشعر وجهه ما لم يشبه المخنث اهـ ومثله في المجتبى تأمل

(رد المحتار على الدر المختار، ج٦ ص٣٧٣ ايج ايم سعيد)

 

وفي المحيط لا يحلق شعر حلقه ولا بأس بأن يأخذ شعر الحاجبين وشعر وجهه ما لم يتشبه بالمخنثين ومثله في الينابيع والمضمرات والمراد ما يكون مشوها لخبر لعن الله النامصة والمتنمصة

(حاشية الطحطاوي علي مراقي الفلاح ج٢ ص١٤٥ دار قباء)

 

وَلَا بَأْسَ بِأَخْذِ الْحَاجِبِينَ وَشَعْرَ وَجْهِهِ ما لم يَتَشَبَّهْ بِالْمُخَنَّثِ كَذَا في الْيَنَابِيعِ

(الفتاوي الهندية ج٥ ص٣٥٨ مكتبة رشيدية)

 

أحسن الفتاوى، ج٨ ص٧٦ ايج ايم سعيد

 

 

 

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