Using colour contact lenses

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Is wearing colour contact lenses permissible? Please mention all scenarios. If a person usually wears glasses now is wearing contacts with the eye colour changing, vs if he doesn’t and is just wearing it to change the look of his eyes?


A: Colour contacts should be worn for the spouse only or when there is a genuine need, not to show off or deceive.

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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