Women lightening their eyebrows
Fatwa no. 21778
Q: The habit of lightening eyebrows has recently spread among women; they lighten the hairs below and above the eyebrow, so that it resembles Nams (removing hair from the face/eyebrows). This habit is an imitation of Western countries. The lightening substance is also medically harmful. What is the ruling of Shari`ah (Islamic law) on this deed? Please advise. May Allah reward you! It is worth mentioning that most women request a written Fatwa (legal opinion issued by a qualified Muslim scholar), and refuse to abide by verbal ones. May Allah make us benefit from it and preserve the religion of this Ummah (nation based on one creed). Indeed, He is the One able to do so.
A: it is not permissible to lighten above and below the eyebrows in the way that was mentioned, as it entails changing Allah's creation and resembles Nams which is prohibited,
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|Salih Al-Fawzan||`Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan||`Abdul-`Aziz Al Al-Shaykh|