Using dark brown hair dye

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Q: A man’s wife is seven years younger than him and his beard hair is turning white, whilst her hair is black. Is it permissible for him to use dark brown dye, which makes the hair look black, provided the ingredients are halaal and the dye does not coat the hair and the water reaches the roots? If this is not permissible, what other products and colours can be used?


A: Yes, but not so dark brown that it will appear to be black.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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