Are women allowed to wear make up?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by DarulIftaBirmingham

Are women allowed to wear make up?

In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.


Beautifying or adorning oneself is natural for both men and women, naturally, everybody likes to keep themselves neat and tidy. In a part of a hadith the Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam has said: “Verily, Allah likes beauty.” (Sunan Tirmizi p.20 v.2)

Make up is a form of beautification, hence it will be permissible for women to apply it, however care should be taken that make up and other forms of beautification are worn or done for the pleasure of the husband.

Only Allah Knows Best

Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham.

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