Is It Permissible To Trim or Shave In Between the Eyebrows Commonly Known As Monobrow/Unibrow?

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Fatwa ID: 05787


Answered by: Maulana Syed Johir Miah




Is it permissible to trim or shave in between the eyebrows commonly known as monobrow/unibrow?



In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful




Removal of hair from the face is Haram, except when a woman grows a beard or moustache, so then it will not be forbidden to remove it, but rather it will be Mustahab (desirable).


Also, there is no harm in removing the monobrow/unibrow and the facial hair as long as it does not resemble a hermaphrodite. 1


In the aforementioned case, if the eyebrows are linked in between (unibrow /monobrow), it would be permissible to remove the excess hair from in between the eyebrows to separate them.


However, a person should be considerate to not go further than that to remove or change the shape of the eyebrow or remove a complete line of hair from the eyebrow.



Only Allah knows best.

Written by Maulana Syed Johir Miah

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham






1 وفي تبيين المحارم إزالة الشعر من الوجه حرام إلا إذا نبت للمرأة لحية أو شوارب فلا تحرم إزالته بل تستحب اه وفي التاترخانية عن المضمرات ولا بأس بأخذ الحاجبين وشعر وجهه ما لم يشبه المخنث اه ومثله في المجتبى

Raddul Muhtar, 373/6, Darul Fikr, Beirut, Second Edition 1992.


ولا بَأْسَ بِأخْذِ الحاجِبِينَ وشَعْرَ وجْهِهِ ما لَمْ يَتَشَبَّهْ بِالمُخَنَّثِ

Fatawaa Alamghiri, 358/5, Darul Fikr, Beirut. Second edition, 1310 Hijri.





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