Is Microblading Haram?

is microblading haram

According to Islam, microblading is prohibited as it is similar to tattooing, and some microblading procedures also involve plucking in order to reshape eyebrows. Both procedures are haram.

Eyebrows play a major role in fashion and beauty these days. Muslims might have questions related to microblading the eyebrows so I have covered everything in this article.

You can also watch this video as a short answer to microblading and Islam.

Is Microblading Haram?

Why Is Microblading Haram?

The Quran and Hadith do not mention microblading eyebrows. However, microblading is similar to tattooing, and tattooing is considered haram in Islam.

To understand why microblading is haram or not allowed in Islam we first need to understand microblading in depth.

What Is Microblading?

Microblading involves a sharp blade just like a razor and it injects ink or chemical pigment inside the pores of eyebrows. This process is done to make the eyebrows look fuller and in shape in order to beautify them.

This result of microblading is semi-permanent somewhere from 6 months to two years. After this, the procedure may be performed again. Some microblading also involves plucking the eyebrows to shape them well.

Why Is Microblading Haram?

Tattooing is the same as microblading as tattoo also involves chemical pigments or ink that is injected via a blade inside the skin. Although the tattoo is permanent microblading lasts for almost two years in some cases both of them will have the same Islamic ruling.

Tattoo or microblading is considered haram as the Prophet (peace be upon him) told Muslims that Allah curses anyone who tattoos the skin.

Narrated Ibn `Umar:

Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “Allah has cursed such a lady as lengthens (her or someone else’s) hair artificially or gets it lengthened, and also a lady who tattoos (herself or someone else) or gets herself tattooed.”

[Sahih al-Bukhari 5937]

This hadith directly mentions the word tattoo. Although microblading is not mentioned directly the same will be applied as microblading is the same as tattoos.

There is also one verse in the Quran which is related to this:

“Instead of Allah, they only invoke female gods and they ˹actually˺ invoke none but a rebellious Satan cursed by Allah—who said, “I will surely take hold of a certain number of Your servants. I will certainly mislead them and delude them with empty hopes. Also, I will order them and they will slit the ears of cattle1 and alter Allah’s creation.” And whoever takes Satan as a guardian instead of Allah has certainly suffered a tremendous loss.”

[Quran 4:117-119]

Tattooing or microblading and other similar things done for the purpose of beautification are examples of changing Allah’s creation and totally haram or not allowed.

We should always be thankful and satisfied with the way Allah created us. We should not seek beauty by getting tattoos or microblading.

The Prophet (peace be upon him) prohibited skin pigmentation as a means of beautification. The Arabic word “washama” refers to any type of skin pigmentation.

Narrated Abu Juhaifa:

“The Prophet (ﷺ) forbade the use of the price of blood and the price of a dog, the one who takes (eats) usury the one who gives usury, the woman who practises tattooing and the woman who gets herself tattooed.”

[Sahih al-Bukhari 5945]

One more hadith describes tattoos or microblading as prohibited in Islam in the book of Tirmidhi.

Narrated ‘Abdullah:

that the Prophet (ﷺ) cursed the women who practice tattooing and those who seek to be tattooed, the women who remove hair from their faces seeking beautification by changing the creation of Allah

[Jami` at-Tirmidhi 2782]

Tattoos and microblading being a common procedure are considered haram in Islam by all the major schools of thought of Islam.

Tattooing or microblading done in order to change Allah’s creation to look beautiful is not allowed. However, in other circumstances, microblading might be allowed. You can also read about plucking the eyebrows and its ruling in Islam.

When Microblading Is Halal?

Tattooing is not permitted unless it is used to correct a flaw, such as covering burn scars or other abnormalities which might make it hard for one to live. We see nowadays burn victims have a hard time with the scars and for them microblading becomes halal.

Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas:

“The woman who supplies fake hair and the one who asks for it, the woman who pulls out hair for other people and the woman who depilates herself, the woman who tattoos and the one who has it done when there is no disease to justify it have been cursed.”

[Sunan Abi Dawud 4170]

According to Shaikh Albani, this hadith is Sahih and proves that microblading or tattooing will become halal for someone in the order it is medically necessary.

There is one more hadith narrated that Ibn Mas‘ud:

“I heard the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) forbid plucking facial hair, filing teeth, adding hair extensions and tattooing, except in the case of disease.”

This means that the prohibitions mentioned only apply when it is done for the purpose of beautification, not when it is done to treat disease or an ailment.

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Can You Do Wudu With Microblading?

One of the requirements for a person’s wudu to be complete is that the water touches his or her skin. This would not be possible if the person had a tattoo or had their brows microbladed.

If microblading is medically needed the person should perform a ghusl (shower) before the procedure of microblading so the eyebrows remain clean and pure. After the procedure, the person can do wudu and wash the eyebrows and it will be considered okay.

Mind that this is only allowed when microblading was medically needed and not done for beautification.

It was narrated from Simak bin Harb, that Mus’ab bin Sa’d said:

‘” ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar came to visit Ibn ‘Amir when he was sick and he said: ‘Won’t you supplicate to Allah for me, O Ibn ‘Umar ?’ He said: ‘I heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) say: “No Salat is accepted without Wudu’ (purification), and no charity (is accepted) that comes from Ghulul [1] ” and you were the governor of Al-Basrah.’ ” [1] Goods pilfered from the spoils of war prior to their authorized distribution

[Sahih Muslim 224a]

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Is Microblading A Sin?

Microblading brows is haram in Islam and have the same prohibition as tattoos. It is a sinful act to change Allah’s creation, which is a major sin in Islam, and Allah has cursed anyone who tattoos.

The Prophet (peace be upon him) has stated that Allah curses who tattoos and Muslims regard Allah as the Highest authority plus it will be the biggest sin as Allah is cursing the creation whom He loves the most.

What Are The Negatives Of Microblading?

The procedure of microblading is expensive and the removal is painful and can result in scarring. Another microblading side effect is allergic skin reactions. Some skin types may not respond well to numbing creams and inks, and many other abnormalities can occur.

Final Thoughts

Microblading is similar to tattooing as it involves a blade and ink and alters Allah’s beautiful creation. Microblading is haram in Islam unless it is used to treat a disease or disorder. Muslims should avoid microblading unless it is medically necessary.

And Allah Knows Best.

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