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Is it permissible to become a plastic surgeon?

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is becoming a plastic surgeon haram. coz in this u change a person's looks.

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Is it permissible to become a plastic surgeon?

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Your Statement: i love your islamic column. it captures immense intrest

May Allah Subhanah reward you with the best of this world and the Hereafter for your kind comments of encouragement for our humble efforts in the propagation of the Truth. We humbly hope, beg, and pray the Merciful Lord accepts our humble and weak efforts, forgives us our shortcomings, and saves you, us, and all the believers from the torment of the Hell Fire. Ameen.


Your Question: is becoming a plastic surgeon haram. coz in this u change a person's looks.

There is absolutely no harm if one learns the science of plastic surgery or becomes a plastic surgeon; provided he uses his knowledge to repair the body parts or looks of a person who has met with an accident, or who has some deficiency in his looks, etc.


But it would not be permissible for a plastic surgeon who is a believer in Allah and the Last Day, to use his knowledge and change the creation of Allah Subhanah. For eg. It would not be permissible for the plastic surgeon to beautify someones nose, jaw, ears, etc. just because they are not pleased or satisfied with their looks bestowed upon them by their Creator!


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 82 Surah Infitaar verses 6-8:

6 O man! What has seduced thee from thy Lord, Most Beneficent?

7 Him Who created thee. Fashioned thee in due proportion, and gave thee a just bias;

8 In whatever Form He Wills, does He put thee together.


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah Nisaa verses 118-121:

118 Allah did curse him (the Shaitaan) but he said: "I will take of Thy servants a portion marked off.

119 "I will mislead them and I will create in them false desires; I will order them to slit the ears of cattle, and to deface the (fair) nature created by Allah." Whoever forsaking Allah takes Satan for a friend, hath of a surety suffered a loss that is manifest.

120 Satan makes them promises and creates in them false desires; but Satan's promises are nothing but deception.

121 They (his dupes) will have their dwelling in hell, and from it they will find no way of escape.

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.


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