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Bridal Makeup

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Answered by: Maulana Selim Saldiran


Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wabarakatahu. Can a bride do makeup for her Nikah? Or can a bride use Halal cosmetic products for her Nikah?

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful


Wa ’alaykum al-salām wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

It is permissible to use makeup even if there is alcohol in it. Alcohol which is obtained from other than dates or grapes is not considered impure (najis) in the Hanafi school, therefore it is permissible to use it.[1]

Nonetheless, it is important that the woman ensures nobody else other than the husband and maharim (unmarriageable kin) see her wearing makeup.

Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Selim Saldiran

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham


[1] Bada’i al-Sana’i, DKI, 5/112 & Buhuth fī Qadaya Fiqhiyya Mu’asira, Dar al-Qalam, 1/342

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