Beautiful Brows

All praise belongs to Allah. We praise Him and we seek His help. Whosoever Allah guides is the truly guided one and whosoever Allah leaves astray no one can show him guidance. May the best of His peace and blessings be on Muhammad, his family and companions.

Our beloved Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wassallam) said,
“By Him in Whose hands is my life (Allah the Almighty), necessarily you should enjoin good and check evil, or else Allah will certainly send chastisement (punishment) upon you. Otherwise, you will pray but your supplications will not be accepted. “(Tirmidhi)

Shaping the eyebrows by plucking them in order to look beautiful has always been an issue among the females. Here’s some valuable information from the Islamic point of view.

Plucking the eyebrows is totally forbidden and is considered to be one of the major sins. Scholars classify sins as major and minor on the fact that if there is any sin which is attached with a curse or being expelled by the mercy of Allah is a major sin.  Abdullah Ibn Masood narrates that,  Rasoolullah (sallallahu alayhi wassallam) said,
Allah curses those ladies who practice tattooing and those who get themselves tattooed, and those ladies who get their hair removed from their eyebrows and faces except beard or moustache, and those who make artificial spaces between their teeth for beautification, whereby they change Allah’s creation.”
His saying reached a lady from Banu Asad who came to him and said, “I have come to know that you have cursed such-and-such ladies?”
He replied “Why should I not curse those whom Rasoolullah has cursed and who are (cursed) in Allah’s book.” the lady said, I have read the whole Quran but I didn’t find in it what you said.”
He said,” Verily if you have read it (i.e. the Quran) you must have found it. Didn’t you read? “And whatsoever the Messenger gives you take it and whatsoever he forbids, abstain (from it).” (59:7) 

She replied,” Yes I did.” he said, “Verily Allah’s Messenger forbade such things”. She said, “But I see your wife doing these things? He said, “Go and watch her”. She went and watched her but could not see anything in support of her statement. On that he said, “If my wife was as you thought, I would not keep her in my company”(i.e. I would divorce her).  (Sahih Bukhari, Vol.6, hadith No.408)

Also Allah says in Surah An Nisa: “Allah cursed him (iblees) and he said:’ I will take an appointed portion of your slaves. Verily, I shall mislead them and surely I shall give them long hopes, and certainly, I shall order them to slit the ears of cattle, and shall order them to change (alter) the creation of Allah. ‘And whoever takes shaytan as a wali instead of Allah, has surely suffered a manifest loss.” (4:119) 

Imam Al Qurtubi and other interpretators of the Quran say that changing the creation of Allah means An Nams or plucking the eyebrows..
Some sisters protest that shaping the eyebrows is allowed if it’s done to please their spouses.
It is important to note here, that if it was allowed, the hadeeth would have mentioned it. But it totally forbids and the reason is obvious too….it is changing the creation of Allah!
This rule applies to cosmetic surgery too i.e. making the nose thinner, the lips thicker, etc.
Changing the creation of Allah on any body part is forbidden & should be refrained from.

*The pleasure of forbidden actions is followed by regret, loss and punishment in this world and the Hereafter.
*Worshipping Allah, trying to please Him is our main goal in life.
*Real beauty is achieved by loving Allah, fearing Him and following His orders and His Messenger’s way of life.

Narrated Abu Hurairah,  Allah’s Messenger (sallAllahu ályhi wasallam) said,
“All my followers will enter Paradise except those who refuse.” They said, O Allah’s Messenger! Who will refuse?”
He said, “Whoever obeys me will enter paradise and whoever disobeys me is the one who refuses (to enter it).”
(Sahih Al Bukhari)

Allah’s Messenger said (sallallahu alayhi wassallam) said;  “Whoever guides or directs to good, then he gets the same amount of blessing (reward) as the one who does it.”

Compiled by
Mariam Anwer

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