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Men and Kajal: Permissible or Not?

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Q: Is it permissible for men to use kajal?


A: If the kajal is used for medicinal purposes then it is permissible provided the kajal does not have any haraam or impure ingredient.  If it is only for cosmetic reasons then men should avoid this.

 أَوَمَن يُنَشَّأُ فِي الْحِلْيَةِ وَهُوَ فِي الْخِصَامِ غَيْرُ مُبِينٍ ﴿الزخرف: ١٨﴾

Answered by:

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.

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