Hair dye

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Q: I have heard it’s permissible to use black dye, but I have a doubt. Nowadays we can’t say what all the ingredients in the packets are. Is all type of dyes allowed?I have heard that our wudhu and bathing won’t be correct since its a kind of paint. Often the hair colouring damages our hair. Knowing about such (scientific) damages, does Islam say “no” to use such types of dye.


A: Avoid using black dye.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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.