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Dyeing the hair black?

Question and Answer:

Q. Please advise and provide the reason/s why it is not permissible for a person to dye their hair black.

(Query published as received)

A. The hadeeth prohibits the same. Refer to Abu Dawood Shareef. Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, “There will be people who will come later (in my Ummah) and apply black dye, who will not smell the fragrance of Paradise.” (Abu Dawood)

And Allah Knows Best

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

For Fatwa Department
Jamiatul Ulama (KZN)
Council of Muslim Theologians

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