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Make up & Hijab?

Question:

Is it permissible for woman to wear make-up when she goes outside while she has hijab on?

Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

Thank you for your question.

Light make up for the purpose of personal hygiene and cleanliness is permissible.

What is prohibited in Islam, is promiscuous dressing and also the make-up that is applied to attract men.

“When a woman wears perfume [or make up] and then passes by a gathering of men [so they smell her perfume], she is an adulteress [by that].” (Tirmidhi and Musnad Ahmad)

“When a woman [unnecessarily] leaves the house, the Devil beautifies her [for strange men]” (Tirmidhi)

And Allah knows best.

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Badat
Hadith of the Day Imam
Imam of the Islamic Foundation of Toronto and Director of Mathabah Institute

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