Shaping the eyebrows for one’s husband

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Q: I read your mail about eyebrows. I want to ask if a women lives at home and shapes her eyebrows only for husband, then is it allowed? Moreover when she goes out she makes hijaab and she does not shape her eyebrows for beauty.


A: Shaping the eyebrows is impermissible in Islam even if it is done for the husband. The Hadith has cursed the one who shapes the eyebrows.

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

عن ابن عباس رضي الله عنهما  قال لعنت الواصلة والمستوصلة والنامصة والمتنمصة والواشمة والمستوشمة من غير داء. قال أبو داود وتفسير الواصلة التى تصل الشعر بشعر النساء والمستوصلة المعمول بها والنامصة التى تنقش الحاجب حتى ترقه والمتنمصة المعمول بها والواشمة التى تجعل الخيلان فى وجهها بكحل أو مداد والمستوشمة المعمول بها (ابو داود رقم 4172)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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