The Fiqh of Dyeing One’s Hair
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as salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. So we get this question often in regards to whether it is permissible or impermissible to dye one's hair. Through the light of the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet peace be upon him we can conclude that it is permissible and rather recommended to dye the hair of the head for men and women and the beard for men. We have a narration where even adversity Allah Juan Houma is reported to have said that a man who had dyed his hair with henna passes by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the messenger remarks How handsome is this ie the dyeing of the hair. Then another individual who had dyed his hair with henna and cut them
another type of plant passes by the profits that allow it to sell them and now he remarks this is more handsome. Now we have a third individual who had dyed his hair so for a yellow, yellow color passing by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the Prophet remarks. This one is more handsome than all the others. And the Hadith is an authentic one recorded in the book of Imam Abu Dawood, Rahim Allah. Now at this point, at this juncture, it is important for us to take the current landscape into consideration, and we should carefully note that the general principle with regards to matters of adornment and beautification for both genders is that it is not allowed to do anything
that involves forbidden kinds of imitation, such as the imitation of a people who involve themselves in immoral acts, in in decencies, in things that are forbidden by the Koran and the teachings of the Prophet peace be upon him. We have an operation where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is reported to have said, mentorship Bobby Coleman, whoever imitates the people is one of them. So based on this narration, we need to look for the right type of role models and a right type of people to emulate May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us all to do so. Along with that we have the narration recorded by Imam Muslim Rahim Allah that when the Prophet said along Wiley when he will
sell them so gray hair on the head of the famous companion, a Buddha, or the laquan, whose father, the prophets lie Selim says, change this ie the gray hair with something and according to the report recorded by Imam Al Bukhari Rahim Allah the Prophet sallallahu Sallam is reported to have said at that juncture, the Jews do not dye their hair, so be different from them, ie go on to dye your hair. Now, there's a difference of opinion between the scholars on whether the messenger himself dyed his hair or not, there's a difference of opinion. We have some scholars who say, yes, the messenger dead, and there are others who say No, he didn't based on different reports that we have in place.
However, it is established that the two famous companions the two friends of the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, Abu Bakr, Siddiq, or the Allah one, no matter where the hot pub or the long one, the two of them did dye the hair of their head and their beard. So based on this, it will be classed as something men do in other words in the Arabic language recommend men to be in the Arabic language which is translated as recommended. And if you go with the scholars who deemed that the Prophet sallallaahu, Selim did dyeing his hair then it becomes a Sunnah of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasalam.
And another point to establish is that the dyeing of one's hair through most organic products like henna based products and other organic products will not affect the validity of one's ablution ones will do or the obligatory bat though was because the coating that
takes place after dyeing one's hair through these products is not considered
a coating that prevents water from penetrating it is not considered as such. And lastly, in regards to dyeing one's gray hair with the color black, there is a difference of opinion. I mean scholars in this regard we have scholars who are prohibited completely due to narrations of the prophets that Allahu Allah Who ever sell them to the effect where he is reported to have said there will be a people who will come later in my oma in my nation and they will apply a black dye they will not even smell the fragrance of the garden of Jenna had this is recorded in the book of Imam Abu Dawood, Ramallah. Now there are others who love it who permitted on certain grounds there are there are
conditions that need to be fulfilled. And then there are those who don't deem it unlawful but they still consider it mcru
considered highly disliked, if you are able to distinguish between these different opinions put forth by the scholars, and if you are able to analyze the evidences, interpretations presented by all fronts, then choosing the most stronger view would be applicable otherwise, avoiding black and steering clear of the laugh of the difference of opinion amongst the scholars would be the safest route. In this regard. We conclude this q&a episode by saying Allah subhanho wa Taala knows best. This is Maurice Bihari, signing off with Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh