Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
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Assalamu alaikum dear brother, This is a silly question, but one bothers me from time to time. I have read so many times that the plucking of the eyebrows is haram and yet it is such a common practice even among ladies whom Mashaala, I have a lot respect for and who are inspiring Muslims. I realise this is a silly question, my brother, but I would really appreciate your opinion on this matter. Thanking you.
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In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
The first thing we want to assure you, is that please do not hesitate to ask any question on Islam to anyone. There is no such thing as a silly question, or an unaskable question in Islam. The deen of Islam is based on absolute wisdom and knowledge, and in perfect harmony with the fitrah or nature of mankind. Thus, in the knowledge of Truth, never ever feel ashamed or hesitant to ask a question in Islam, no matter how insignificant it might seem. Allah knows the intention of the one who asks, and the one who answers and if their reasons are to understand and/or implement the deen of Truth in their lives, there is a huge reward for both of them in the sight of Allah.
Sahih Al-Bukhari 7.815 Narrated by Abdullah
Allah has cursed those women who practice tattooing and those who get themselves tattooed, and those who remove their eyebrow hairs, and those who create a space between their teeth artificially to look beautiful, and such women as change the features created by Allah. Why then should I not curse those whom the Prophet (saws) has cursed?
In light of the above hadith, it is the unanimous decision of all the scholars and jurists that the plucking of eyebrows is strictly forbidden for the believing woman in Islam.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your Brother in Islam,