Hair Dyes
  • Question:

    Is hair dyeing haram? I understand that henna and katam are fine. What about black colour? I am 25 and have white hair and I would like to dye my hair to maintain a youthful appearance. Is that wrong?


    Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

    Thank you for your question.

    Dying the hair is permissible in any reasonable colour that does not resemble the hair styles and hair colour of sinful people. Black is also permissible. The dye used should blend in the hair, not cover the hair [as a coating or shell]. (See: Fiqh al Ḥalāl wa al Ḥarām by Muftī Khālid Saifulllāh Al Raḥmānī)

    And Allah knows best.

    Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Badat
    Hadith of the Day Imam
    Imam of the Islamic Foundation of Toronto and Director of Mathabah Institute
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