Question: I recently gained a lot of weight, and as a result, I have developed severely protruding hip dips, which are very unattractive. Is it permissible to have fillers in that area to fill them in and make them less noticeable?
Thank you for your question. Hip dips are a natural phenomenon, and they appear due to your particular skeletal structure. See the details here:
It can be permissible to use fillers according to the rulings here:
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However, I encourage you to take superior measures, such as weight loss, taking care of your health, and not comparing yourself to air-brushed girls you see in the media who are dolled up on the outside and empty on the inside. It would help if you met with your doctor to discuss diet options and ways of dealing with stress. Keto, paleo, low-carb diets are just a few that come to mind. Here are some exercises that focus on reducing hip dips:
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Take your next steps for the sake of Allah, ask Him to help you in your worldly and other-worldly affairs, and treat every day as it could be your last. May Allah give you the best of this world and the next.
[Ustadha] Shazia Ahmad
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Ustadha Shazia Ahmad lived in Damascus, Syria, for two years, where she studied aqidah, fiqh, tajweed, Tafseer, and Arabic. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she completed her Master’s in Arabic. Afterward, she moved to Amman, Jordan, where she studied fiqh, Arabic, and other sciences. She recently moved back to Mississauga, Canada, where she lives with her family.