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Prohibition of Wearing False Hair, Tattooing and Filling of Teeth

September 4, 2014
Imam Al-Nawawi’s Riyad-us-Saliheen
Chapter 296
Prohibition of Wearing False Hair, Tattooing and Filling of Teeth

Allah, the Exalted, says:

They (all those who worship others than Allah) invoke nothing but female deities besides Him (Allah), and they invoke nothing but Shaitan (Satan), a persistent rebel! Allah cursed him. And he [Shaitan (Satan)] said: `I will take an appointed portion of your slaves. Verily, I will mislead them, and surely, I will arouse in them false desires; and certainly, I will order them to slit the ears of cattle, and indeed I will order them to change the nature created by Allah’…” (4:117-119)

1642. Asma’ (May Allah be pleased with her) said: A woman came to the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) and said: “O Messenger of Allah! I have a daughter who had an attack of small pox and her hair fell off. Now I want to celebrate her marriage. Can I get her a wig?” Thereupon the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “Allah has cursed the maker and wearer of a wig.”
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

1643. Humaid bin `Abdur-Rahman (May Allah be pleased wth him) said: I saw Mu`awiyah (May Allah be pleased with him) during the Hajj (pilgrimage) standing on the pulpit. He took from the guard a bunch of hair, and said: “O people of Al-Madinah! Where are your scholars? (Why do they do not prohibit you) I heard the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) prohibiting from using this (false hair) and saying, `The people of Bani Israel were ruined when their women wore such hair.”’
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

1644. Ibn `Umar (May Allah be pleased with them) said: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) cursed the maker and wearer of a wig and the tattooer and the one who is tattooed.

[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

1645. Ibn Mas`ud (May Allah be pleased with him) said: Allah has cursed those women who practise tattooing and those women who have themselves tattooed, and those women who get their hair removed from their eyebrows and faces (except the beard and the mustache), and those who make artificial spaces between their teeth for beauty, whereby they change Allah’s creation. A woman started to argue with him, saying: “What is all this?” He replied: “Why should I not curse those whom the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) cursed and who are cursed in Allah’s Book? Allah, the Exalted, has said in His Book:

And whatsoever the Messenger  (Muhammad (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam)) gives you, take it; and whatsoever he forbids you, abstain (from it).” (59:7)
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

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