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Indigo Dye With Henna

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Assalamu Alaikum,

I have a question regarding the use of indigo after henna as a two-step process to achieve dark brown/black hair. Henna can give a reddish/orange tone to grey hairs, which looks unnatural. Using indigo after henna is used to give a dark brown/black final color to the hair. Henna is red and indigo, I believe, is a blue-green color so mixing the two colors gives you a dark color in the end. Is this permissible in Islam?ย 

Jazakallahu khairan.


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

As-salฤmu โ€˜alaykum wa-rahmatullฤhi wa-barakฤtuh.

It is permissible to dye the hair any color besides black. You may dye your hair indigo after using henna to get a dark color.[1]

And Allah Taโ€˜ฤlฤ Knows Best.

Checked and Approved by:
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



ุงู„ุฏุฑ ุงู„ู…ุฎุชุงุฑ ูˆุญุงุดูŠุฉ ุงุจู† ุนุงุจุฏูŠู† (ุฑุฏ ุงู„ู…ุญุชุงุฑ) (6/ 422)

(ู‚ูˆู„ู‡ ูˆูŠูƒุฑู‡ ุจุงู„ุณูˆุงุฏ) ุฃูŠ ู„ุบูŠุฑ ุงู„ุญุฑุจ.

ู‚ุงู„ ููŠ ุงู„ุฐุฎูŠุฑุฉ: ุฃู…ุง ุงู„ุฎุถุงุจ ุจุงู„ุณูˆุงุฏ ู„ู„ุบุฒูˆุŒ ู„ูŠูƒูˆู† ุฃู‡ูŠุจ ููŠ ุนูŠู† ุงู„ุนุฏูˆ ูู‡ูˆ ู…ุญู…ูˆุฏ ุจุงู„ุงุชูุงู‚ ูˆุฅู† ู„ูŠุฒูŠู† ู†ูุณู‡ ู„ู„ู†ุณุงุก ูู…ูƒุฑูˆู‡ุŒ ูˆุนู„ูŠู‡ ุนุงู…ุฉ ุงู„ู…ุดุงูŠุฎุŒ ูˆุจุนุถู‡ู… ุฌูˆุฒู‡ ุจู„ุง ูƒุฑุงู‡ุฉ ุฑูˆูŠ ุนู† ุฃุจูŠ ูŠูˆุณู ุฃู†ู‡ ู‚ุงู„: ูƒู…ุง ูŠุนุฌุจู†ูŠ ุฃู† ุชุชุฒูŠู† ู„ูŠ ูŠุนุฌุจู‡ุง ุฃู† ุฃุชุฒูŠู† ู„ู‡ุง

ุตุญูŠุญ ู…ุณู„ู… (ูฃ/ูกูฆูฆูฃ)

ูงูฉ โ€“ (ูขูกู ูข) ูˆุญูŽุฏู‘ูŽุซูŽู†ููŠ ุฃูŽุจููˆ ุงู„ุทู‘ูŽุงู‡ูุฑูุŒ ุฃูŽุฎู’ุจูŽุฑูŽู†ูŽุง ุนูŽุจู’ุฏู ุงู„ู„ู‡ู ุจู’ู†ู ูˆูŽู‡ู’ุจูุŒ ุนูŽู†ู ุงุจู’ู†ู ุฌูุฑูŽูŠู’ุฌูุŒ ุนูŽู†ู’ ุฃูŽุจููŠ ุงู„ุฒู‘ูุจูŽูŠู’ุฑูุŒ ุนูŽู†ู’ ุฌูŽุงุจูุฑู ุจู’ู†ู ุนูŽุจู’ุฏู ุงู„ู„ู‡ูุŒ ู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ: ุฃูุชููŠูŽ ุจูุฃูŽุจููŠ ู‚ูุญูŽุงููŽุฉูŽ ูŠูŽูˆู’ู…ูŽ ููŽุชู’ุญู ู…ูŽูƒู‘ูŽุฉูŽ ูˆูŽุฑูŽุฃู’ุณูู‡ู ูˆูŽู„ูุญู’ูŠูŽุชูู‡ู ูƒูŽุงู„ุซู‘ูŽุบูŽุงู…ูŽุฉู ุจูŽูŠูŽุงุถู‹ุงุŒ ููŽู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ ุฑูŽุณููˆู„ู ุงู„ู„ู‡ู ุตูŽู„ู‘ูŽู‰ ุงู„ู„ู‡ู ุนูŽู„ูŽูŠู’ู‡ู ูˆูŽุณูŽู„ู‘ูŽู…ูŽ: ยซุบูŽูŠู‘ูุฑููˆุง ู‡ูŽุฐูŽุง ุจูุดูŽูŠู’ุกูุŒ ูˆูŽุงุฌู’ุชูŽู†ูุจููˆุง ุงู„ุณู‘ูŽูˆูŽุงุฏูŽยป

ุชูƒู…ู„ุฉ ูุชุญ ุงู„ู…ู„ู‡ู… (ูค/ูจูจ)ย 

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