Fatwa ID: 03360
Answered by: Maulana Naieem Mohammad
Are septum piercings halal? It's the one you get in between your nose.
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
Wa Alaikum Salam,
The above question is one which is answered after considering the following points:
- When a woman willingly adorns herself with the intention of enticing her lawful husband, who has requested such adornment from her, then such adornment will be mustahab (preferable). 'All matters will be judged according to its intentions'. Such adornment may save the husband from falling into illicit relationships outside of his marriage.
- The custom of the people of that locality or country is considered for establishing a judgment. If the usage of nose rings/septum piercings is a well-known beauty habit of the women of that locality/country, then there will be no harm in Muslim women also engaging themselves in it. This allowance is with the understanding that the piercing is done without the Awrah (parts of the body which are necessary to be covered) being exposed to any non-mahram individuals.
All of the above are to be understood and duly considered before deciding whether the use of the septum piercing is permitted in your case or not. Allah has given us a way of life which is easy to follow and gives due regard for the change and diversity of customs of people and places. Each person’s reason for using such piercings will be different as discussed above. It is understood that the custom of a people may change after time and the ruling of the scholars  may also change, thus the wide scope which we find available in the shariah.
May Allah guide us to make such decisions which lead to his pleasure.
Only Allah knows best
Written by Maulana Naieem Mohammad
Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham