Shaping and plucking the eyebrows


1. Is it permissible for a wife to remove the hair of her eyebrows for her husband so that her husband does not find her unattractive.

2. Is it permissible for a husband to remove the hair of his eyebrows for his wife so that his wife does not find him unattractive.

A: Shaping or plucking the eyebrows is not permissible in Islam even if it is done to please the husband or the wife. The Hadith has cursed the one who plucks or shapes the eyebrows. However, if a few strands of the eyebrows are overgrown, then removing the overgrown hair and making it look normal is permissible.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)