Question #13-35: Is plucking of the eye brows is acceptable for a Muslim woman?

Question:

Salam alaykum. I wanted to know if plucking of the eye brows is acceptable. I do not mean the changing of their shape, but to pluck extra hairs that are out of place. Jazakallah khair.

Answer: 

In the name of Allah The Most Merciful, The Most Kind.

Walikum salam sister. 

There is an authentic hadith narrated by the Prophet PBUH saying "WaLa-Ana Allah Al-Namessa Wal-Mutanamessa" and Allah has cursed the "Namessa and Mutanamessa" - the one who remove her eyebrows completely and replaced them with fake ones; or the one who pluck them so much and make them very thin. This haram because is considered a change to the creation of Allah. Also Allah has cursed the one who helps her.

The woman in Islam is permitted to clean the hair between the two eyebrows and all around slightly without any changing Showing her beauty to her husband (only) is very important, it is part of his rights a command for the wife. Please review Surah Al'Nour (24-31).

Allah knows best.

Sheick Mostafa

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