Can a bald head person can wear a wig ? can a bald head person can do hair transplant? can we colour our hairs?
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Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 7.817 Narrated by Aisha
An Ansari girl was married and she became sick and all her hair fell out. Intending to provide her with false hair, they asked the Prophet (saws) who said, "Allah has cursed the lady who artificially lengthens (her or someone else's) hair, and also the one who gets her hair lengthened."
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 7.133 Narrated by Aisha
An Ansari woman gave her daughter in marriage and the hair of the latter started falling out. The Ansari women came to the Prophet (saws) and mentioned that to him and said, "Her (my daughter's) husband suggested that I should let her wear false hair." The Prophet (saws) said, "No, (don't do that) for Allah sends His curses upon such ladies who lengthen their hair artificially."
Although the prohibition towards the lengthening of one’s hair artificially is specified only for the believing woman in the above quoted guidance, the absolute majority of the scholars and the jurists in Islam are of the opinion that the prohibition applies to both, the believing males as well as the females.
The scholars and jurists in Islam are of the opinion that any medication or treatment which allows one’s own hair to re-grow naturally would be permissible; but to place or graft or transplant any other type of hair (real or artificial), which neither forms root nor grows naturally, would be absolutely impermissible.
Q-1: can a bald head person can wear a wig ?
The scholars and jurists in Islam are unanimous in their opinion that any placing, or grafting, or transplanting, or wearing of artificial hair (real or fake) would not be permissible for both, the believing men as well as the believing women.
Q-2: can a bald head person can do hair transplant?
The majority of the scholars and jurists in Islam are of the opinion that provided the hair being transplanted is one’s own hair, and that this transplant would allow the hair to seek root and grow naturally thereafter….such a transplant would be acceptable and permissible.
But to transplant or graft hair, regardless of whether it is real or fake, one’s own or another’s…..if such transplant does not seek root, nor is expected to grow naturally thereafter….then such transplants of hair would not be permissible.
Q-3: can we colour our hairs?
The Messenger of Allah (saws) himself, and some of his closest companions used to dye their hair with henna and/or ‘katam’ (dye of plants used as hair-color).
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 1.167 Narrated by Ubaid Ibn Juraij
‘And about the dyeing of hair with Hinna; no doubt I saw the Messenger of Allah (saws) dyeing his hair with it and that is why I like to dye (my hair with it).’
Al-Muwatta Hadith 51.8
Yahya related that Abd ar-Rahman ibn al-Aswad ibn Abdal-Yaghuth used to sit with us and he had a white beard and hair. One day he came to us and he had dyed them red, and the people said to him, 'This is better.' He said, 'Aisha, the wife of the Prophet (saws) sent her slave girl Nukhayla to me yesterday. She informed me that Abu Bakr as-Siddiq used to dye his hair.'
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 5.257 Narrated by Anas (the servant of the Prophet)
When the Prophet
arrived (at Medina), there was not a single companion of the Prophet who had
grey and black hair except Abu Bakr, and
he dyed his hair with Hinna and Katam (i.e. plants used for dying hair). Through another group of narrators, Anas bin
Malik said,. "When the Prophet arrived at
Dyeing of the hair is permissible in Islam. And if Allah has blessed one with old age, it is preferable that he does not dye his hair jet-black, but rather dye it brown, dark red, or with henna or katam as was the practice of the Messenger of Allah (saws) and his noble companions.
To the best of our knowledge there is nothing in the Quran or the Sunnah which prohibits the believers, men or women, from changing the color of her hair, if they wish to do so.
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