Surgery and braces

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

 my question is slightly akward and I have had serious concern of this matter for a while, I have a significant underbite(bottom jaw is in front of top jaw), I have visted the dentist in the past and they have offered surgery as they say braces alone cannot correct it. I don’t have any problems eating or speaking it only appears different to a normal jaw, I would like to know is surgery allowed and are braces allowed. 


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

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

It is permissible for you to have surgery and braces to straighten and repair your jaw[1].



And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Immad Bin Arshad

Student Darul Iftaa
California, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

[1] في الخانية: وفي الفتاوى: إذا أراد الرجل أن يقطع إصبعا زائدة أو شيئا آخر قال أبو نصر رحمه الله تعالى: إن كان الغالب على من قطع مثل ذلك الهلاك فإنه لا يفعل لأنه تعريض النفس للهلاك وإن كان الغالب هو النجاة فهو في سعة من ذلك
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