Is it a sin for a women to remove hair from upper lips?
asalaamualaikum…is it a sin for a women to remove hair from upper lips?
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There is a difference of opinion among scholars as to whether removing facial hair is permissible or not, and this difference arises due to the difference in understanding the word (َالْمُتَنَمِّصَاتِ)
or simply AL-NAMAS. Some scholars say that it refers to any facial hair, and others say that it only refers to the hair of eye-brow (and this interpretation is most accepted).
حَدَّثَنَا عُثْمَانُ، حَدَّثَنَا جَرِيرٌ، عَنْ مَنْصُورٍ، عَنْ إِبْرَاهِيمَ، عَنْ عَلْقَمَةَ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، لَعَنَ اللَّهُ الْوَاشِمَاتِ، وَالْمُسْتَوْشِمَاتِ، وَالْمُتَنَمِّصَاتِ وَالْمُتَفَلِّجَاتِ لِلْحُسْنِ، الْمُغَيِّرَاتِ خَلْقَ اللَّهِ تَعَالَى، مَالِي لاَ أَلْعَنُ مَنْ لَعَنَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم وَهْوَ فِي كِتَابِ اللَّهِ وَمَا آتَاكُمُ الرَّسُولُ فَخُذُوهُ.
the translation of the above hadith is.
Allah has cursed those women who practise tattooing and those who get themselves tattooed, and those who remove their face hairs, and those who create a space between their teeth artificially to look beautiful, and such women as change the features created by Allah. Why then should I not curse those whom the Prophet has cursed? And that is in Allah's Book. i.e. His Saying: 'And what the Apostle gives you take it and what he forbids you abstain (from it).' (59.7)
SAHIH AL-BUKHARI[Volume:7 :: Book: 72 :: Hadith 815]
The face hairs in the above hadith refer to the eye-brow hairs.
Thus According to the above guidance of our beloved prophet (pbuh), it is strictly prohibited to practice tattooing or get tattooed, to remove or shape eye-brows, to create space between their teeth artificially to look beautiful.
There is absolutely no harm, if a believing woman wishes to remove hair from upper lips or any other facial hair other than eye-brows.
And Allah alone knows the best.
I ask Allah to make this a sincere effort, seeking his pleasure, and I ask him to grant us refuge in him from the evils within ourselves, and that in our deeds. I ask him to grant us success in achieving whatever pleases him; And May Allah Shower His blessings and mercy upon our beloved Prophet
Muhammad (pbuh), his family and his Companions and on all those who follow him until the final hour.
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