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my maternal aunt says that you can trim or remove hair from your whole face but not the eyebrows. so i just want to confirm whether its true or not i am searching for the answer if you have some information about this then please recommend it to me.

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edited Apr 27 '12 at 08:21 goldPseudo ♦ 295215 goldPseudo's gravatar image

Plucking of the eyebrows goes against the sunnah of the prophet and should not be done; much like getting a tattoo or lengthening the hair, it is considered a form of changing what Allah has created. There are a number of authentic hadiths wherein the prophet has cursed those who attempt to beautify themselves with such actions, or to perform them on others. Here is one rather clear example narrated from Abdullah (Sahih Bukhari 7:72:815):

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).' (Quran 59:7)

Whether "...those who remove their face hairs..." refers to all hairs of the face or just the eyebrows rests on the translation of the Arabic word "al-naamisah". Although it can be literally interpreted to mean a woman who removes any of her facial hairs at all (rather than the eyebrows in particular), the common opinion is that al-naamisah refers only to women who pluck and shape their eyebrows for beautification and that plucking other facial hairs (such as, for women, those in the beard or mustache area) is acceptable.

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edited Apr 27 '12 at 08:21

i saw a hadith narrated by aisha that said that its okay as long as its not too extreme i guess what she meant was making your eyebrows too thin because the prostitutes in their town used to do that so i would reccomend only doing the middle......allah knows best!

this is a perfect fatwa it explains as to what is permitted and what isnt permitted when doing eyebrows

answered 214722 NesreenA's gravatar image
edited Apr 21 '12 at 22:46

many fatwas said that plucking eyebrows is haram but not other facial hair ( to not look like men) and Allah knows best

answered 1011 alpha1999's gravatar image

What I was taught was you can clean the hair around the eyebrows, but you can't change their shape.

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