What Is the Ruling of Microblading the Eyebrows

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Fatwa ID: 04401

Answered by: Maulana Muddasser Dhedhy




Salam. What is the ruling of microblading the eyebrows?



بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم 

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





Microblading is a tattooing technique in which a small handheld tool made of several tiny needles is used to add semi-permanent pigment to the skin. Microblading differs from standard eyebrow tattooing because each hair stroke is created by hand using a blade which creates fine slices in the skin, whereas eyebrow tattoos are done with a machine and a single needle. Microblading is typically used on eyebrows to create, enhance or reshape their appearance in terms of both shape and color. It deposits pigment into the upper region of the dermis, so it fades more rapidly than traditional tattooing techniques, which deposit pigment deeper.

If one wants to undergo microblading of their eyebrows for a medical purpose such as to conceal a medical defect, then it will be permissible. However, microblading for adornment or to enhance one’s beauty is prohibited.[1]



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Written by Maulana Muddasser Dhedhy

Check and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham




[1] وفي اختيار ووصل الشعر بشعر الآدمي حرام سواء كان شعرها أو شعر غيرها لقوله – صلى الله عليه وسلم – «لعن الله الواصلة والمستوصلة والواشمة والمستوشمة والواشرة والمستوشرة والنامصة والمتنمصة» النامصة التي تنتف الشعر من الوجه والمتنمصة التي يفعل بها ذلك (الدر المختار  ج 9 ص 535-536. دار الكتب العلمية)

والواشمة: التي تشم في الوجه والذراع، وهو أن تغرز الجلد بإبرة ثم يحشى بكحل أو نيل فيزرق والمستوشمة: التي يفعل بها ذلك بطلبها. (رد المحتار ج 9 ص 536. دار الكتب العلمية)


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