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Can one pierce her tongue?


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Asalama aliakum bro. a friend of mine wanted to pierce her tongue, but she doesn`t know if it`s allowed in islam or not. may allah bless u for ur good work.


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Can one pierce her tongue?

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It is absolutely permissible for a believing woman to wear jewelry in Islam.


Because the piercing of the tongue was not done at the time of the Prophet (saws), there is no direct command in the Quran or Sunnah allowing or prohibiting such an act, thus it cannot be termed haraam or impermissible; and therefore it will be termed permissible.


It all depends on the intention of the believing woman why she wants to pierce her tongue. If such piercing of the tongue is a part of the culture of the land (like in some places in Africa), there is no harm; but if one pierces her tongue simply to emulate or copy the vogue or fashion of the pagans or disbelievers, then it would be considered impermissible in Islam.


Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 4020 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Umar

The Prophet (saws) said: “He who copies any people is one of them.”


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