Is Nose Piercing Haram?

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Is nose piercing haram? Some scholars say that nose piercing is haram in Islam as it is a form of mutilation of the face while others claim that it’s okay if it’s a custom and a norm of the society the women live in.

Both sides of the scholars have their viewpoints declared and I personally feel that Muslim women should always avoid anything that has doubt.

The two views are expressed in the following videos:

Is Nose Piercing Haram In Islam?

Many cultures consider nose piercing to be a kind of bodily alteration. There is no clear restriction in the Quran or Hadith prohibiting women from having their noses pierced.

It was not a custom during the Prophet’s (peace be upon him) time, hence Islam does not address it. If Islam does not discuss something, scholars determine the answer by referring to related topics and rulings.

The face is the most valued portion of the body in Islam, and any change to the face is forbidden.

If we follow this rule, nose piercing becomes haram in Islam because it alters the appearance that Allah created.

However, there is a lot of disagreement among Muslims as to whether nose piercing is permissible in Islam. Some say it’s halal or permissible, while others say it’s haram or forbidden.

The scholars on the other side who consider nose piercing halal say that if nose piercing doesn’t relate to any other religion and is only a part of the custom where the Muslim women live then it’s halal or allowed in Islam.

PRO-TIP: Nose piercings are only halal or allowed for women in Islam if they don’t harm the body and are a norm in society. For men, nose piercing is totally forbidden or haram as it is an imitation of women.

There is a fatwa by scholars following the Hanafi school of thought:

The scholars of Hanafi School clearly stated that piercing the nose of a girl to use ornaments is permissible.
So, there is no harm in piercing the nose of a girl for the purpose of using ornaments.


Faraz Rabbani approved the answer on nose piercings that said:

According to the Hanafi school, the default ruling of body piercing is that it is unlawful since it is deemed a type of mutilation, which was explicitly prohibited by the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). [Sahih Bukhari]

However, an exception to this ruling is with respect to women, who are allowed to pierce specifically their ears or noses, as that is considered a type of adornment recognized by the Sacred Law. Earrings and nose rings are therefore permissible for women.

For women to pierce other parts of the body, or for men to pierce any part of their bodies, is not recognized as adornment by the Sacred Law and hence remains unlawful mutilation. [Ibn Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar]


According to most scholars nose piercing is allowed in Islam to wear jewelry or ornaments but women are warned not to pierce other parts of the face for example tongue or eyebrows as that’s satanic. You should also read Are Ear Piercings Haram?

Is Septum Piercing Haram?

Yes, septum piercing is considered haram in Islam as it is a very sensitive area, and piercing the septum can sometimes harm the nose.

One more reason for septum piercing being haram is that it imitates the non-Muslims, particularly people who are worshipping Satan or imitating satan worshippers.

Our Prophet (peace be upon him) asked us to never follow the non-Muslims in their customs or rituals and stay away from any satanic ones.

Is It Haram For A Man To Get Nose Piercing?

Yes, nose piercing for men is totally haram as it is only allowed in Islam for women for wearing jewelry and ornaments. Ornaments are generally allowed only for women.

Men are also prohibited from imitating what women do. Hence nose piercing is haram or prohibited for Muslim men.

Are Lip Piercings Allowed In Islam?

Lip piercing is not allowed in Islam and is considered haram as it is a form of mutilation of the face. Anything that alters the face or the body is not allowed in Islam. Nose piercings and ear piercings are only allowed as they are a custom and a norm in society.

Lip piercings are also related to satan worshippers and we Muslims are ordered by the Prophet (peace be upon him) to stay away from anything that resembles the non-Muslims.

Can Muslims Pierce Their Eyebrows?

No, Muslims are not allowed to pierce the eyebrows as it is an imitation of the satan worshippers who are non-Muslims.

We Muslims are ordered to stay away from anything that resembles the people of other religions especially that is related to Satan.

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Final Thoughts

Nose piercing is only allowed for Muslim women if it is a custom and it is not harmful. Nose piercing is haram for Muslim men.

Women can only pierce their noses and ears. Other face piercings like eyebrows and tongue are strictly prohibited as they are an imitation of the non-Muslims and satan worshippers.

And Allah Knows Best.

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