Forbidding to Dye Hair Black

Imam Al-Nawawi’s Riyad-us-Saliheen
Chapter 294
Forbidding to Dye Hair Black

1637. Jabir (May Allah be pleased with him) said: Abu Quhafah, father of Abu Bakr (May Allah be pleased with them) was presented to the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) on the day of the conquest of Makkah and his head and beard were snow white. The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “Change it (i.e., dye it and avoid black colour).