Most old people are now dyeing their hair and beard in dark brown or blackish brown colour. The intention is for it to look black. And it appears as black after dyeing. Islam prohibits colouring in black and intention is important in Islam. Is it halal to do this?



In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.


It is prohibited to use pure black dye. If the dye is any other colour besides pure black, it is permissible even though it looks like black.


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



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