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11-09-2012, 07:52 AM
Is it permissable to thread, wax or pluck the eye-brows and also, is it also permissable for females to wear the semi-permanent fake eye-lashes. These stay on for 3 months and fall off as your normal eye-lashes fall off.

Mufti Yusuf Moosagie
11-09-2012, 11:22 AM
As-Salaamu 'Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh

From the onset we need to understand that changing one’s natural appearance for mere beauty is not permissible. One should appreciate the natural beauty bestowed to one by Allah Ta’aala.

It is narrated from ibn Abbas Radhiallahu Anhu that Rasulallah Sallallahu Alaih Wasallam cursed those who join hair and those who request that their hair be lengthened by joining hair. He also cursed those who pluck or shaped their eyebrows. . (Ref: Targeeb 4/186)
ibn Mas'ood radhiallahu anhu said "May Allah Ta'aala's curse be on those who tattoo and those who want to be tattooed. Similarly may the curse of Allah be on those women who pluck or shape their eyebrows and on those who create gaps between their teeth for beauty purposes thereby changing the creation of Allah Ta'aala."
A lady queried this curse, upon which ibn Mas'ood Radhiallahu Anhu remarked; "Why should I not curse those people whom Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaih Wasallam cursed. This curse is also found in the Quraan."(Ref: Bukhari / Muslim )

In the above Ahaadith we observe that Nabi sallallahu alaihi wasallam cursed various types of people who change their natural disposition. It is for this reason that it is not permissible cut, trim, thread, wax or pluck the eyebrows for the purpose of gaining beauty. Likewise, it is not permissible to wear fake eye-lashes even if it is only semi-permanent.

May Allah Ta’aala grant us the correct understanding of His religion and make us practice upon it.

{Mahmudiyya (vol. 5 pg. 181)}, {Aap-ke-Masail (vol. 7 pg. 128)}