When we know that its prohibited, so doing the same don't we disobeying Allah?
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Dear Brother in Islam,
My friend has a beauty saloon, and they do plucking the eyebrows. They are very much aware of that, its haraam to do. She says that if we don't do that we are loosing the customers and we have to survive. So what ever she earns form doing eyebrows she keeps separately and giving it to charity.
I think that when we know something is prohibited to do, we should not do that, because Allah swt doesn't like it, so main thing is to obey Him.
My question is that:
1. When we know that its prohibited, so doing the same don't we disobeying Allah?
2. Is it ok to give that money to charity?
3. Doesn't it better them to ask Allah swt to give them some other halal source of living?
Sister in Islam
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Plucking eye brows
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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 eye-brow 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?
Q-1: When we know that its prohibited, so doing the same don't we disobeying Allah?
To intentionally indulge in anything which has been clearly prohibited by Allah and His Messenger (saws) is indeed to transgress the boundaries of obedience in Islam, and a heinous sin in the Sight of the Lord.
Q-2: Is it ok to give that money to charity?
Sahih Muslim Hadith 2214 Narrated by Abu Hurayrah
Allah's Messenger (saws) said: O people, Allah is Good and He, therefore, accepts only that which is good!
If one expects to earn the Pleasure and Good Will of their Lord Most Gracious in performing the worship of charity, then it is absolutely imperative that the money spent in charity be earned from lawful sources; for Allah Subhanah does not accept charity earned from unlawful and illegal sources.
Q-3: Doesn't it better them to ask Allah swt to give them some other halal source of living?
Without an iota of a doubt, the supplication of a believer who sincerely fears Allah and the Last Day must always be to implore the Lord Most Bounteous to provide them their livelihood from lawful sources and make it sufficient for them.
Fiqh-us-Sunnah Fiqh 4.131b
Ali related that he heard the Messenger of Allah (saws) supplicate: 'O Allah, make Your lawful bounties sufficient for me so as to save me from what is unlawful, and from Your Grace grant me sufficient abundance to make me free from the need of all except You'."
Related by Tirmidhi.
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