Hello,

I am 15, I'm a guy, and I was thinking of getting an ear piercing now I need solid proof that it is either haram or halal, please no opinions, and I would also like to know if it is makrooh or just looked down upon.

Thank you,

asked 1011 AhmedA's gravatar image

Salam, Brother (Inclined2truth).

It is good practice (where possible) to quote your sources; Qur'an, ahadith and so on; so that others can read and learn.

For example:

‘Sayyiduna Abd Allah ibn Abbas (Allah be pleased with him) relates, that the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) said: “Cursed those men who imitate women and those women who imitate men”’ (Sahih al-Bukhari, 7/205).

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But who judges that earrings are a women's look? In history men were the first to we're earrings do technically is it not allowed for a man to wear earrings, like necklaces? No one can decide that earrings were meant for women alone so that nullifys the Hadith you used correct? Men in Native American tribes wore earrings before women as well, so doesn't that make earrings for both sexes and none of them are copying one another?

(Sep 11 '13 at 16:00) AhmedA AhmedA's gravatar image

Salam Brother AhmedA,

There is a weakness in your argument. Allow me to explain:

I live in the UK, and in the late 1950s there was a large influx of black people from the West Indies. Many of these people owned no property in the UK and relied on rented accommodation. Certain landlords did not want blacks as tenants and put signs in their windows saying: ‘Rooms for Rent. NO BLACKS OR DOGS!’ (Four landlords in my area had such signs).

At the time this form of discrimination was perfectly legal. This changed only when the law was changed.

Imagine now, today, that I am a landlord, and I place on my property the sign: ‘No blacks accepted.’ I would be prosecuted for racial discrimination. It would not be a defence to say that in the 1950s it was OK to discriminate and to put up such a sign. It would not be a defence to say that since racial discrimination preceded the Race Discrimination Act (now the Equality Act 2010) the law is null and void.

The same principle applies to Islamic Law.

As you know, the Sharia is based upon the Qur’an; upon authenticated ahadith; and upon the majority consensus of our Islamic Scholars. If the majority of scholars agree that such-and-such is part of the Sharia then it is to be observed. It is the law.

You asked what does the Sharia have to say about men wearing jewellery, and one person has said that it is forbidden (giving an Hadith as evidence). It may be that another person will say that men wearing jewellery is OK, and we would expect that claim to be supported by evidence drawn from Islamic sources. In the end there may well be no universal agreement, in which case a man would be free to act on his (well informed) Islamic conscience. Your task is to form your own Islamic conscience by honest study of the Sharia; so that you can make the correct decisions in life.

As far as I am aware the Sharia takes no account of Native American practices; or the (alleged) practices of the first men. Why should you or I?

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It is forbidden/haram for a man to take/make the look of women.. and vice versa

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But who judges that earrings are a women's look? In history men were the first to we're earrings do technically is it not allowed for a man to wear earrings, like necklaces? No one can decide that earrings were meant for women alone so that nullifys the Hadith you used correct? Men in Native American tribes wore earrings before women as well, so doesn't that make earrings for both sexes and none of them are copying one another?

(Sep 11 '13 at 16:01) AhmedA AhmedA's gravatar image

Wa alaikum el salaam brother/sister in Allah's path Paulus, you are totally right. ma shaa Allah and may Allah help me to do so :))

Thanks and jazakoum Allahou khayran for bringing the hadith/source.

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Salam, Brother.

You say I am 'totally right'.

(Now wait for it......wait for it .......). Do you have a source to confirm that??!!

May Allah (Subhana wa Tal'la) keep you close to Himself for all of your life, and the life to come.

(Sep 11 '13 at 15:32) UnknownUser UnknownUser's gravatar image
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hahaha LOL. may Allah be pleased and pleases you by His light and may He complete/perfect to us His light. :)

(Sep 11 '13 at 15:41) inclined2truth inclined2truth's gravatar image
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That's very kind. Thank you, brother. Salam

(Sep 11 '13 at 16:15) UnknownUser UnknownUser's gravatar image

But who judges that earrings are a women's look? In history men were the first to we're earrings do technically is it not allowed for a man to wear earrings, like necklaces? No one can decide that earrings were meant for women alone so that nullifys the Hadith you used correct? Men in Native American tribes wore earrings before women as well, so doesn't that make earrings for both sexes and none of them are copying one another?

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answered 1011 AhmedA's gravatar image

Salam, brother AhmedA.

Perhaps you are missing the point of my own post, brother.

For me, what is important here is not the wearing of earrings, or of any kind of jewellery, whether by males or females. What is important (again for me) is the need to provide references to support one’s point of view; especially when one is attempting to convey to another the teachings and practices of Islam. This is simply good scholarship.

You say:

‘(in history) men were the first to wear earrings ……….(and that) men in Native American tribes wore earrings before women’.

This may well be true (I wasn’t around at the time); nevertheless, one is entitled to ask: ‘What is your evidence?’

By the way, even if what you say is true (and I accept that it might be) it would not invalidate any ruling that such practices are unlawful for Muslims.

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So my question is, if it were proven that men wore earrings before women, then it not unlawful for men to wear earrings correct?

(Sep 11 '13 at 19:05) AhmedA AhmedA's gravatar image

I do not know if it is correct or not but I think it is related with its view/image society/world where you live. for example some will say that shaving beard is considered imitating women because before all the men were with beard and it will be very strange if someone was shaving.. but in the mean time it is becoming normal. (Allah knows better).. but I want to tell you that most of the people in the world(not only the Islamic world) are considering the ear pierce for women.

(Allah knows better)

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answered 377116 inclined2truth's gravatar image

Continuing on what inclined2truth said, then not only would this be imitating woman its also imitating disbelievers and evildoers. Salaam

(Sep 12 '13 at 13:19) sadie ♦ sadie's gravatar image

I have decided that I also think it is haram but it is not copying disbelievers because disbelievers because disbelievers wear jeans and we wear jeans, etc… so don't just say things like that.

(Sep 18 '13 at 21:58) AhmedA AhmedA's gravatar image

Okay. If it is clear that its a trend of kufr then you shouldn't do it. Your a young Muslim man and you have options for men's clothing . So ... There really isn't an excuse. I never wear jeans. Threw away about 20 pair when I embraced Islam. I don't miss them either!. So weigh out the options do research. Alhamdulillah brother I am happy on your choice. Asalaamu alaykum.

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