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Women Dying Their Hair Black

Is it permissible for a woman to dye the hair upon her head with black dye?

It is not permissible for a woman or other than her to colour their hair with black dye, because of the statement of the Messenger sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam:


Change this colour, and stay away from the black (colour). [1]

As for changing (the hair colour) with other than black, then no problem, or (changing it) with henna or mixed al-Katam, [2] so there is no problem with this if the colour changes to other than black, or between black and red.


[1] Reported by Muslim is his Saheeh.

[2] Translators Note: al-Katam is a plant that gives a dark colour, from the myrtle family.

Shaykh `Abdul-`Azeez Bin Baz
Majmoo' Fatawa, volume.10 page.53

Translated by Abu Maryam Taariq bin 'Ali
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