Plucking of hair of
Q451 :I heard from a friend that plucking of hair of
eyebrows or facial hair is not allowed in Islam. May I ask whether it
is prohibited or discouraged?
A451 : Thinning eyebrows or changing their shape is
forbidden in Islam. The Prophet has cursed the woman who does it to
other women and the one who requests such an action. The prohibition is
emphasized if such an action is the practice of women who indulge in
indecent conduct. However, plucking of facial hair by a woman is
permissible, particularly if the hair so plucked is considered
unsightly. It may be useful to point out another unacceptable practice
which relates to a woman's appearance. This is the elongation of hair
by using somebody else's hair or artificial hair. Again, the Prophet
curses the woman who does it and the one who requests it. This includes
the usage of a wig to change one's appearance.
Our Dialogue ( Source : Arab News - Jeddah )