Is it allowed for a man to cover his spots with makeup?

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Answered by: Maulana Tahsin Alam


Is it allowed for a man to cover spots with makeup?


In The Name Of Allah, The Most-Merciful, The Most Kind

It was narrated that Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) cursed men who imitate women and women who imitate men.[1]

If the intention is to cover an unsightly defect on one’s body, it will be permissible as long this act is not done for the purposes of deception or imitation of the opposite gender (females).[2]

Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Tahsin Alam

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

[1]Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī no. 5435.



[2]TakmilahFathMulhim, 5:200.



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