I want to clear my doubt on the issue of plucking eyebrows. As i have thick eyebrows, i have to pluck some of them as my brows give me manly i had to get them plucked out. i had no choice,i even asked my islamic studies teacher about this, she said it is permissible if the eyebrows are thick n resemble that of man. but today i came across a post, it has again prompted the same confusion...plz guide me,i dont know what to do, because thick eyebrows make me look ugly.


May Allah raise your ranks and make you amongst the Sualihaat! Ameen!

The Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) has said, "Allah has cursed those women who practice tattooing, request tattooing be done for them, those who remove the eyebrows, those who request that they eyebrows be removed and those who create spaces between their teeth artificially to look beautiful, such ladies have changed what Allah has created." (Sahih Muslim, Hadith #3973)

So according to sound Ahadith, it is impermissible for women to remove or shape their eyebrows.

The only exception is a woman whose eyebrows have stray strands of hair and are unnaturally bushy; in which case it will be permissible to remove only the stray strands. She should not remove more than that or she will be sinful.

And Allah knows best.

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