I have a comb with lasers that is suppose to help with hair growth for my hair. Is it ḥarām (religiously prohibited) to use this or is it okay? Is this shirk because this may be associating something with Allāh’s quality of creating?
Jazkā Allāh Khayr / Thank you for your question.
Hair growth and regrowth through lasers is permissible if it is to treat baldness or physical defects. This would be regarded as a permissible medical treatment.
“Treat sickness [and ailments], for Allāh has not created any disease except He has also created the cure” (Tirmidhī)
In general circumstances, where there is no pressing necessity, such as disfigurement due to a fatal accident or baldness, it is generally prohibited in Islam, to have cosmetic procedures simply for beautification, due to the islamic prohibition of tampering with the natural God given body.
“He (the Devil) said, “Surely I will take an appointed share from Your slaves, and I will lead them astray, and I will tempt them with false hopes, and I will command them, whereby they shall slit the ears of cattle, and I will command them, whereby they shall alter the creation of Allāh.” Whoever takes the Satan for friend, instead of Allāh, incurs an obvious loss.” (Qur’ān 4:119)
And Allāh Knows Best
This answer was collected from Mathabah.org. It’s an Islamic educational institute based in Canada. The questions are generally answered by Sheikh Yusuf Badat and Sheikh Omar Subedar.