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The Ruling on Using Makeup/Nail Polish etc in Islaam.

 

The question on the permissibility/impermissibility of conventional makeup, nail polish, lipstick etc is one which is often discussed, but which causes a lot of problems for the masses who are left confused on its ruling.

 

The main problem with all these things is not the ingredients, or whether it is waterproof or not, but rather it is the fact that primarily it is Tashabbuh (imitation) of immoral Kuffaar.

 

Hadhrat `Abdullaah Ibn `Umar Radhiallaahu `Anhumaa said that Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “Whoever imitates a people then he is of them.” Sunan Abu Daawood.

 

The second problem is that the women who wear these things only apply it for the purpose of going out in public, where they inevitably will be seen by Ghayr Mahaarim males regardless of whether they intended to make a display of themselves or not.

 

Allaah Ta`aalaa says in Surah Al-Ahzaab, Aayah 33: “And remain in your homes, and do not display yourselves like the display of the days of ignorance…”

 

Thus by them doing so, they incur sin both upon themselves as well as the men who are tempted by them.

 

Putting aside all the other problems that comes along with the usage of makeup etc, if just these two issues are taken into consideration then it becomes clear to see that it is not permissible for a Muslim woman to use makeup and nail polish etc.

 

So in conclusion the issue is not whether there are Haraam ingredients in the nail polish, makeup etc, because even though all the ingredients may be Halaal, and it may even be washable under normal water thus washing away during Wudhoo and Ghusl, but these two factors of Tashabbuh and Tabarruj (displaying one’s self) will still be found, thereby causing it to be Haraam.

 

 

And Allaah Knows Best.

 

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Is the bleeding immediately after a hysterectomy op regarded as nifaas or istihaadha

 

Question:

 

Is the bleeding immediately after a hysterectomy op regarded as nifaas or istihaadha?

 

Answer:

 

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

 

Alhamdulillaahi was salaatu was salaamu `alaa Rasoolillaahi wa `alaa aalihi wa sahbihi wa man waalaahu, wa ba`d:

 

This bleeding will be considered as Istihaadhah, because it is an internal injury and does not have anything to do with childbirth.

 

Because the definition of the term “Nifaas” as stated by Imaam Al-Margheenaani Rahimahullaah in Al-Hidaayah is:

 

“An-Nifaas is that blood which exits after giving birth, because it (i.e. the word “nifaas”) is derived from the “breathing (tanaffus) of the womb with blood” or the “exiting of a soul (nafs) meaning a child”, or in the meaning of “blood”.

And the blood which is seen by a pregnant woman at the beginning of and during her giving birth before the exiting of the child is Istihaadhah.” [i]

 

So as long as there’s no child involved like in this case, it will simply be considered Istihaadhah, and not Nifaas.

 

And Allaah knows best.

 

Answered by:

Ubaidullah Ibn Adam Aal-Ebrahim.

 

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Rashid Ahmed Moosagie.

 

Thursday 27th Jumaadaa Al-Aakhir 1434 – 9th May 2013.


 [i]“النفاس هو الدم الخارج عقيب الولادة ” لأنه مأخوذ من تنفس الرحم بالدم أو من خروج النفس بمعنى الولد ” أو بمعنى الدم والدم الذي تراه الحامل ابتداء أو حال ولادتها قبل خروج الولد استحاضة” – قاله الإمام المرغيناي رحمه الله في كتابه الهداية.

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Can my younger brother be my Mahram?

 

 

Question:

 

Can my younger brother act as a Mahram for me and my mother to travel to another country?

 

Answer:

 

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

 

Alhamdulillaahi was salaatu was salaamu `alaa Rasoolillaahi wa `alaa aalihi wa sahbihi wa man waalaahu, wa ba`d:

 

Hadhrat `Abdullaah Ibn `Umar Radhiallaahu `Anhu reports that Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “It is not permissible for a woman who believes in Allaah and the last day to travel a distance of three days or more (equivalent to 48 miles or 77 kilometres), but that her father, or son, or husband, or brother or some Mahram (e.g. Father in law) should be with her.”  – Saheeh Muslim.[i]

 

As long as your younger brother is Baaligh (i.e. reached puberty) then he can act as a guardian for you, your mother and the rest of his Mahaarim, consideration is not given to whether he is younger or older than you, all that matters is that he is Baaligh, as Imaam Ibn Nujaym Rahimahullaah explains in Al-Bahrur Raa’iq regarding the conditions for someone to be a guardian for travelling: “It (the ability to be a travel Mahram) does not apply to a fire worshipper who believes it is permissible to marry her (i.e. his Mahram), nor a Muslim relative from whom one is not safe, nor a child who has not reached puberty, nor a madman.” [ii]

 

So therefore it will be permissible for you to travel with him.

 

And Allaah knows best.

 

 

Answered by:

Ubaidullah Ibn Adam Aal-Ebrahim.

 

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Rashid Ahmed Moosagie.

 

Monday 3rd Jumaadaa Al-Aakhir 1434 – 15th April 2013.

 


 [i]لاَ يَحِلُّ لاِمْرَأَةٍ تُؤْمِنُ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الآخِرِ أَنْ تُسَافِرَ سَفَرًا يَكُونُ ثَلاَثَةَ أَيَّامٍ فَصَاعِدًا إِلاَّ وَمَعَهَا أَبُوهَا أَوِ ابْنُهَا أَوْ زَوْجُهَا أَوْ أَخُوهَا أَوْ ذُو مَحْرَمٍ مِنْهَا. – رواه الإمام مسلم رحمه الله في صحيحه.

 

 [ii]وَلَا يَرِدُ عَلَيْهِ الْمَجُوسِيُّ الَّذِي يَعْتَقِدُ إبَاحَةَ نِكَاحِهَا وَالْمُسْلِمُ الْقَرِيبُ إذَا لَمْ يَكُنْ مَأْمُونًا وَالصَّبِيُّ الَّذِي لَمْ يَحْتَلِمْ وَالْمَجْنُونُ. – قاله الإمام ابن نجيم رحمه الله في البحر الرائق.

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Is trimming or shaping of the eyebrows for females allowed?

 

Question:

 

Salaam. Mufti saheb is trimming or shaping of the eyebrows for females allowed? جزاكم الله خيرا

 

Answer:

 

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

 

Alhamdulillaahi was salaatu was salaamu `alaa Rasoolillaahi wa `alaa aalihi wa sahbihi wa man waalaahu, wa ba`d:

 

Wa `alaykumus salaam.

 

Plucking, trimming and shaping of the eyebrows have been expressly prohibited by Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam.

 

Hadhrat `Abdullaah Ibn Mas`ood Radhiallaahu `Anhu said: “I heard Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam curse those women who pluck their eyebrows, those who make gaps between their teeth (for the sake of beautification) and those who get tattooed, (because) they are those that change the creation of Allaah `Azza Wa Jall.”  – Sunan An-Nasaa’ee. [i]

 

Imaam Ibn Nujaym Al-Misri Rahimahullaah says in Al-Bahrur Raa’iq Sharh Kanzud Daqaa’iq:

 

“In a Hadeeth he (Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam) cursed An-Naamisah and Al-Mutanammisah, An-Naamisah is that woman who trims the eyebrow in order to beautify it, and Al-Mutanammisah is the woman who has it done to her.” [ii]

Permission has only been granted if the eyebrows become deformed to the extent that her husband is repelled by her appearance, in that case it will be permissible to trim it to its normal density, but it will not be permissible to simply trim and shape it without a valid need.

 

Imaam Ibn `Aabideen Rahimahullaah says in Raddul Muhtaar:

 

“If there is some hair on her face that repels her husband because of it, then it will be farfetched to say it is forbidden to remove it, because adornment of women is sought after for the sake of beauty, but this (ruling of prohibition) will be applied in cases where it (removing hair) is not a necessity.” [iii]

 

And Allaah knows best.

 

Answered by:

Ubaidullah Ibn Adam Aal-Ebrahim.

 

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Rashid Ahmed Moosagie.

 

Tuesday 8th Rabee` Al-Aakhir 1434 – 19th February 2013.


 [i]عَنْ ابْنِ مَسْعُودٍ قَالَ: سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ «يَلْعَنُ الْمُتَنَمِّصَاتِ، وَالْمُتَفَلِّجَاتِ، وَالْمُوتَشِمَاتِ اللَّاتِي يُغَيِّرْنَ خَلْقَ اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ». – رواه الإمام النسائي رحمه الله في سننه.

 [ii]وَلَعَنَ فِي الْحَدِيثِ «النَّامِصَةَ وَالْمُتَنَمِّصَةَ» وَالنَّامِصَةُ هِيَ الَّتِي تُنْقِصُ الْحَاجِبَ لِتُزَيِّنَهُ، وَالْمُتَنَمِّصَةُ هِيَ الَّتِي يُفْعَلُ بِهَا ذَلِكَ. – البحر الرائق شرح كنز الدقائق للإمام ابن نجيم رحمه الله.

 [iii]فَلَوْ كَانَ فِي وَجْهِهَا شَعْرٌ يَنْفِرُ زَوْجُهَا عَنْهَا بِسَبَبِهِ، فَفِي تَحْرِيمِ إزَالَتِهِ بُعْدٌ، لِأَنَّ الزِّينَةَ لِلنِّسَاءِ مَطْلُوبَةٌ لِلتَّحْسِينِ، إلَّا أَنْ يُحْمَلَ عَلَى مَا لَا ضَرُورَةَ إلَيْهِ. – رد المحتار للإمام ابن عابدين رحمه الله.

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Dilation and Curettage

 

Question:

 

Salaams! How u? I have a friend that is pregnant but her health is not good so the dr says she must have a dnc is it permissible will she get a sin for it?

 

Answer:

 

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

Alhamdulillaahi was salaatu was salaamu `alaa Rasoolillaahi wa `alaa aalihi wa sahbihi wa man waalaahu, wa ba`d:

 

Abortion is not permissible in Islaam except in certain cases where there is fear of the mother losing her life etc, because it is akin to murder, Allaah says in Surah At-Takweer, Aayah 8-9: “And when the child that was buried alive is asked (on the day of Qiyaamah), for what sin was it killed?” [i]

 

If the woman in question has been advised by an upright pious Muslim doctor that she has no choice but to have this dilation and curettage abortion due to fear for her life, then it will be permissible for her to have such an abortion and she will not be sinful. But if it’s simply the word of a Kaafir doctor then it cannot be taken as they do not have the same principles as Muslims.

 

 

And Allaah knows best.

 

Answered by:

Ubaidullah Ibn Adam Aal-Ebrahim.

 

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Rashid Ahmed Moosagie.

 

Tuesday 8th Dhul Qa`dah 1433 – 25th September 2012.

 


 [i]وَإِذَا الْمَوْءُودَةُ سُئِلَتْ. بِأَيِّ ذَنْبٍ قُتِلَتْ. – سورة التكوير آية ٨ , ٩.

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