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Question # : 3050

New Zealand

I have read your fatwa on shaping of eyebrows, please quote reference where shaping thick eye brows is permissible and to what extent can it be done? As I have read various ahadith thay says eye brow shapping is haraam and ALLAH SWT curses women who shape their eyebrow, please explain

Answer : 3050

Published on: Mar 5, 2008

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 127/122=J)


Originally it is not allowed to shape the eyebrows; rather it has been cursed in hadith:

لعن اللہ الواصلۃ والمستوصلۃ والواشمۃ والمستوشمۃ، وفی حدیث آخر: نھی رسول اللہ صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم عن عشر ۔۔ عن الوشر والوشم والنتف [مشکاۃ المصابیح: 376]

But, sometimes the there grows excessive hair which look very ugly, this can be set to a normal limit. This is meant by the fatwa you read on the website. But, shaping eyebrows as fashion is disallowed and this is the act which has been accursed by the hadith; since such fashions were prevalent in the Days of Ignorance (before advent of Islam) so the Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم) forbade it.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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