Is It Permissible for a Woman To Shave or Trim Her Eyebrows if They Resemble Men’s Eyebrows?

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Fatwa ID: 05489


Answered by: Alimah Sofia Mirza




Is it permissible for a woman to shave or trim her eyebrows, if they resemble men’s eyebrows, as her eyebrows are very thick and untidy?


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




In general, it is prohibited to trim or shape the eyebrows as mentioned in the Hadith that such women are cursed “that the Prophet (ﷺ) cursed the women who practice tattooing and those who seek to be tattooed, the women who remove hair from their faces seeking beautification by changing the creation of Allah[1]., however, it will be permissible to trim the excess hair if they are very thick which resemble men or are untidy.



Only Allah Knows Best

Written by Alimah Sofia Mirza

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham




[1]Tirmizi, Al-Bushra, Hadith 2782.

حَدَّثَنَا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ مَنِيعٍ، حَدَّثَنَا عَبِيدَةُ بْنُ حُمَيْدٍ، عَنْ مَنْصُورٍ، عَنْ إِبْرَاهِيمَ، عَنْ عَلْقَمَةَ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم لَعَنَ الْوَاشِمَاتِ وَالْمُسْتَوْشِمَاتِ وَالْمُتَنَمِّصَاتِ مُبْتَغِيَاتٍ لِلْحُسْنِ مُغَيِّرَاتٍ خَلْقَ اللَّهِ ‏.‏ قَالَ هَذَا حَدِيثٌ حَسَنٌ صَحِيحٌ ‏.‏ وَقَدْ رَوَاهُ شُعْبَةُ وَغَيْرُ وَاحِدٍ مِنَ الأَئِمَّةِ عَنْ مَنْصُورٍ ‏.‏



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