Wearing makeup

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: I have a non muslim friend who was asking me that muslims are not allowed to wear make up then why do you wear it? I said to her that I only
wear foundation to hide my dark circles and it looks natural so I’m not attracting. Is it still not allowed?


A: It is impermissible for a woman to adorn and beautify herself by putting make-up, perfume, etc in the presence of na-mahram men. 

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, 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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