Head of Islamic Verdict Body (Mufti) In Egypt & Most Islamic Countries



Download PDF

The page editor was asked by someone about my opinion about the so called hadith saying that ALLAH curse is on the woman who plucks her brows or weaves (attaches hair/weavon)  & the editor  opinion is that this hadith is fake same many of hadith that tell lies & nonsense never said by Prophet & that women brows plucking & hair weaving & tattoo & make up &  adornment is lawful in Islam . To reach this opinion , the page editor  followed the methodology of Sheikh “Muhammad Abduh” (1849-1905) the Head of the Islamic Verdict body (mufti) in Egypt & most Islamic countries in his time which is referring ultimately to Quran & using our rationale & good judgment as ALLAH instructed us in his book & the following are the reasons for this opinion

1)      ALLAH instructed us not to decide what is haram except what ALLAH only states Q 16;116

وَلَا تَقُولُوا لِمَا تَصِفُ أَلْسِنَتُكُمُ الْكَذِبَ هَـٰذَا حَلَالٌ وَهَـٰذَا حَرَامٌ

translation “And do not say what your tongues untruly describe, this is halal (lawful) and this is haram (unlawful),” —– For those heavily relying on hadith for religious judgments , then there is a hadith unanimously believed to be true & fully Sahih by all hadith scholars saying that the Prophet (pbuh) said

“الحلال ما أحله الله والحرام ما حرمه الله فى كتابه و ما سكت عنه فهو عفو

Translation “Halal and Haram are what is stated by ALLAH in his book , and whatever he was silent about is pardoned (forgiven)” –. This hadith makes all hadith fans muslims revert only to Quran for halal & haram & debunks & annuls any hadiths judging any halal or haram & nothing in Quran is mentioned referring to banning or objecting to brows plucking or hair weaving

2)      Brows plucking or hair weaving is merely an ADORNMENT which is not at all banned in Quran , on the contrary it is encouraged Q7;32

قُلْ مَنْ حَرَّمَ زِينَةَ اللَّـهِ الَّتِي أَخْرَجَ لِعِبَادِهِ وَالطَّيِّبَاتِ مِنَ الرِّزْقِ

translation “Say, “Who has forbidden the adornment of Allah which He has produced for His servants and the good [lawful] things of provision/livelihood — Moreover there is no clear harm associated with brow pluck or hair weave so as to control it from a religious point of view that asks us to avert serious harms . Definitely brow pluck or hair weavon is not at all any kind of alteration to God creation as some muslims may misunderstand , actually God creation alteration refers only to altering religion genesis created in human & not at all anything else

3)      How come hair weave or brow pluck act is cursed by ALLAH ? The curse of ALLAH is the most severe penalty that can be inflicted on his creatures . As in Quran, those humans who were cursed are only a specific group of jews who killed their prophets & spread huge corruption in earth & greatly disobeyed ALLAH , in addition to those hypocrites in Madinah at the time of Prophet Muhammad (saws) who were spying on muslims & helping their enemies & doing great harm to the prophet & believers . Even the women committing adultery were not cursed by ALLAH , so how come brow plucking or hair weaving women are cursed

4)      If –for the sake of argument- we assume that this so called hadith might have ever been said , then if we look at different narrations on this hadith , we will find a narration saying that a girl was infected by a sickness that resulted in losing most of her hair & there was some man about to propose to the girl , thus her mother wanted to weave(attach) hair to her & lie to the man saying that this is her daughter natural hair so as to attract the man to marriage , thus the mother went to the Prophet & asked if it is ok to lie about her daughter hair so as to facilitate the marriage & here the prophet condemned the act of lying /cheating / deception , but not the hair weaving in itself

Based on above , the opinion is “women brows plucking & tattoo & hair weaving/weavon & similar women adornment is lawful in Islam “

…………………..By : Page editor