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Shaving the eyebrows

Q: When I was young I managed to shave both of my eyebrows by playing with a Gillette razor in the shower and it has never grown out normal like I had it from that time. I have really regretted it because some extra hair underneath the eyebrows is growing from my eyebrow to my eyes. So I do not look like how I used to normally. Now I remove the extra hair underneath to only have my original eyebrow left. Is this allowed for me? Because I don’t change anything with my original eyebrow only the excessive hair that came after I ruined my eyebrow with shaving it all of by razor.


A: Shaving the eyebrows are impermissible in Islam. You should sincerely repent for the sin you have committed and make a firm resolve that you will not repeat this in the future. It is permissible to remove the hair that is abnormally long.

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.

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