Applying surmah for beautification purposes

Q: Is applying surmah for beautification considered as sunnat or is it only when one has an eye problem then applies it that it would be considered as a sunnat? 

A: Surmah is not applied for beautification purposes. It is a sunnat and the bonus is that of beautification just as it is sunnat to oil and comb your hair. It is not for beautification purposes, it is sunnat and the extra is beautification. 

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)