Is applying makeup Haraam?


Is applying makeup Haraam? I am not talking about the make up which comes in different colours but the colour which blends with skin colour and the black eye liner to eyes? Is it compulsory to cover our faces when we apply such kind of make up?




In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

It is permissible for women to apply makeup and eye liner as long as there is no impurity (najasat) in it and it does not prevent wudu and ghusl from being valid.[1]

It is compulsory for women to cover their faces in front of ghair maharim whether they have applied makeup or they did not apply it.[2]


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best


Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



(1)    (وَيَجِبُ) أَيْ يُفْرَضُ (غَسْلُ) كُلِّ مَا يُمْكِنُ مِنْ الْبَدَنِ بِلَا حَرَجٍ مَرَّةً (الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (1/ 152)

(2)     فتاوى محموديه ج19 ص330- جامعه فاروقيه



(1)   (امْتَنَعَ نَظَرُهُ إلَى وَجْهِهَا) فَحِلُّ النَّظَرِ مُقَيَّدٌ بِعَدَمِ الشَّهْوَةِ وَإِلَّا فَحَرَامٌ وَهَذَا فِي زَمَانِهِمْ، وَأَمَّا فِي زَمَانِنَا فَمَنَعَ مِنْ الشَّابَّةِ قُهُسْتَانِيٌّ وَغَيْرُهُ

(الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (6/ 370)

(2)   (قَوْلُهُ وَإِلَّا فَحَرَامٌ) أَيْ إنْ كَانَ عَنْ شَهْوَةٍ حَرُمَ (قَوْلُهُ وَأَمَّا فِي زَمَانِنَا فَمُنِعَ مِنْ الشَّابَّةِ) لَا لِأَنَّهُ عَوْرَةٌ بَلْ لِخَوْفِ الْفِتْنَةِ (الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (6/ 370)

(3)   فتاوى محموديه ج19 ص170- جامعه فاروقيه


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