Dying one’s hair maroon

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Q: A young girl about to be married has an intention to colour her hair with a maroon color for example and her main intention is to look pretty or look attractive only for her husband, will this be allowed? What’s the Islamic stance on the usage of Mehndi and dyes?


A: Colours used by upright Muslim women can be used.

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


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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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