Are Face Creams With Pearl Powder Permissible?

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A pearl is a thing that is found in sea shell animals. Is a pearl pure? A face cream that does contain pearl-powder is it permissible to use?


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

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

Pearls are pure. It is permissible to use a face cream which contains pearl powder as long as the other ingredients are of a permissible nature.[1]

And Allah Ta’ālā Knows Best

Mufti Faraz Adam,

[1]  ثُمَّ النَّاسُ تَكَلَّمُوا فِي اللُّؤْلُؤِ فَقِيلَ: إنَّ مَطَرَ الرَّبِيعِ يَقَعُ فِي الصَّدَفِ فَيَصِيرُ لُؤْلُؤًا فَعَلَى هَذَا أَصْلُهُ مِنْ الْمَاءِ (السرخسي ج 2 ص 213 دار المعرفة)

(وَ) لَا فِي (لُؤْلُؤٍ) هُوَ مَطَرُ الرَّبِيعِ (الدر المختار ج 2 ص 322 أيج أيم سعيد)

(قَوْلُهُ: هُوَ مَطَرُ الرَّبِيعِ) أَيْ أَصْلُهُ مِنْهُ قَالَ الْقُهُسْتَانِيُّ: هُوَ جَوْهَرٌ مُضِيءٌ يَخْلُقُهُ اللَّهُ تَعَالَى مِنْ مَطَرِ الرَّبِيعِ الْوَاقِعِ فِي الصَّدَفِ الَّذِي قِيلَ إنَّهُ حَيَوَانٌ مِنْ جِنْسِ السَّمَكِ يَخْلُقُ اللَّهُ تَعَالَى اللُّؤْلُؤَ فِيهِ كَمَا فِي الْكَرْمَانِيِّ. (رد المحتار ج 2 ص 322 أيج أيم سعيد)

This answer was collected from, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Faraz ibn Adam al-Mahmudi, the student of world renowned Mufti Ebrahim Desai (Hafizahullah).

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