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Is it permissible to use intensely black dye for the eyelashes?

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Shortened Question:

Is it permissible to use intensely black dye for the eyelashes?

Question:

Considering that it is prohibited to dye your hair black is it permissible to use intensely black mascara for the eyelashes.

Answer:

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

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

It is permissible to use intensely black mascara for the eyelashes.[1]

 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mufti Saeed Ahmed Golaub

Islamic Solutions

Jamaica

 

[1]البناية شرح الهداية (2 / 120):

وقيل: الزينة ما يتزين به من ثوب وغيره كما في قَوْله تَعَالَى: {وَلَا يُبْدِينَ زِينَتَهُنَّ} [النور: 31] (النور: آية 31) فعلى هذا يصح ما ذكروه من التأويل. وقال الزمخشري: الزينة ما زينت به المرأة من حلي أو كحل

This answer was collected from IslamicSolutions.org, which is operated by Mufti Saeed Ahmed Golaub from Jamaica. He’s a student of Mufti Ebrahim Desai (rah) from South Africa.

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