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Inquiry On Waxing Of Eyebrows

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Question: Salams Mufti,

I am a convert to Islam…Alhamdulillah and I have a question regarding the grooming/waxing or plucking of the eyebrows on women. I have a business and it entails waxing of eyebrows. Please give advice as to if this is permissible in Islam as I am confused as to if i should continue waxing ladies and theireyebrows and my own eyebrows for that matter.

Thank you and May Almighty Allah bless you

ANSWER:

 Wa Alaikumus Salaam,

The Prophet (s.a.w) gave stern warnings against women who shave or remove their eyebrows and cursed those women who practiced tattooing, those who get tattooed, those who cut the hair of their eyebrows, those who have their eyebrows hair cut,’ (Bukhari; Muslim).

It is therefore haram (unlawful) for you to wax your own eyebrows and to do so for other women.

And Allah Knows best.

Mufti Waseem Khan.

23/1/2015

This answer was collected from DarulUloomTT.net, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Waseem Khan from Darul Uloom Trinidad and Tobago.

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