False Eyelashes
25 Aug 2011 07:51 GMT
I read that hair extensions are unlawful. Does this mean that false eyelashes and eyelashes extensions are prohibited in Islam? Eyelash extensions differ from “false” eyelashes in that they are applied one by one, and can last for two to six weeks. They also differ from mascara, which is a merely a cosmetic that thickens and lengthens eyelashes.

Answered by

Sheikh Salman al-Oadah

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Allah has cursed the woman who adds extensions to her hair and the woman who asks for it to be done.” [Sahîh al-Bukhârî (5934) and Sahîh Muslim (2122)]

This is referring to extensions of hair being added to the hair on the head.

It is not apparent from the evidence that false eyelashes or eyelash extensions come under the prohibition.

Therefore, if a woman has short or sparse eyelashes and finds that wearing false eyelashes enhances her beauty or boosts her self-esteem, then there is no problem with her doing so.

Otherwise, it might be better to avoid the practice.

And Allah knows best.

Source: Islam Today

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