Using black dye

Q: When explaining the maslah of Khidaab, my teacher said the following (In his own words):

Within Ahnaaf, there is two qowls on whether you can do black khidaab for beauty (zeenat)

1. According to some, it isn't permissable at all, it is haraam.

2. A lot of muftiyaani karaam and people of fataawa have given the fatwah of jawaaz. (This is excluding the situation when an old man has married a young women, because in this situation it is permissibile to do black khidaab, and this is the qowl of nearly all the fuqahaa).

My question is, do the Hanafiyah actually have the second qowl mentioned above? From what I have read on your website and ask imam, black khidaab isn't permissible. He also mentioned that Allahmah Ibnul Qayim has wrote a list of the Sahaabah radiyallahu anhum who would do black khidaab in zaadul ma'aad.

A: Though there are two opinions in this regard, but the law of the hadeeth is to save yourself from areas of doubt as far as possible.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)