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I WANT TO KNOW IS MAKING UPPER LIPS IS PROHABBITED IN ISLAM OR NOT AND IF A WOMAN
HAVE HAIR IN ER LIPS LIKE A YOUNG BOY SO WHAT SHE HAVE TO DO?
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Making upper lips hair
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Your Question: I WANT TO KNOW IS MAKING UPPER LIPS IS PROHABBITED IN ISLAM OR NOT
Beloved Sister, we are not entirely sure what you wish to clarify by the terms ‘making upper lips’; if perchance you wish to ask if the applying of some balm, or lotion, or lipstick, etc. on one’s lip is permissible….then the answer is such external applications of adornments are absolutely permissible for a believing woman. in Shariah, provided she does not display her adornments of beauty in the presence of non-mehram men.
But if by ‘making upper lips’ you mean to inquire regarding the permissibility of ‘cosmetic surgery’ to enhance or decrease the size of one’s natural lips, then such ‘cosmetic surgery’ would only be deemed permissible in certain conditions:
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 82 Surah Infitaar verses 6-8:
6 O man! What has seduced thee from thy Lord, Most Beneficent?
7 Him Who created thee. Fashioned thee in due proportion, and gave thee a just bias;
8 In whatever Form He Wills, does He put thee together.
The majority of the scholars in Islam are of the opinion that there is no harm if the modern advancements in medical knowledge and surgery is learnt or used to repair people who have damaged their body parts or have had an accident, etc. But to change or alter one’s body parts for no valid reason, but only as an adornment or beautification by plastic or cosmetic surgery, etc. then such an artificial alteration to one’s natural body parts would be absolutely against the guidance of Allah and His Messenger (saws).
Allah Subhanah fashioned and created His creation in whatever form He Willed and Pleased; and as those who have submitted their will to the Will of their Lord in Islam, it does not behove a believer, who sincerely fears Allah and the Last Day, to deface the fair nature bestowed for us by our Lord Most Merciful.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah Nisaa verses 118-121:
118 Allah did curse him (the Shaitaan) but he said: "I will take of Thy servants a portion marked off.
119 "I will mislead them and I will create in them false desires; I will order them to slit the ears of cattle, and to deface the (fair) nature created by Allah." Whoever forsaking Allah takes Satan for a friend, hath of a surety suffered a loss that is manifest.
120 Satan makes them promises and creates in them false desires; but Satan's promises are nothing but deception.
121 They (his dupes) will have their dwelling in hell, and from it they will find no way of escape.
In light of the above principles and guidance of the Holy Quran, there is absolutely no harm if one has had an unfortunate accident, or one has a genuine need in repairing some parts of their bodies through surgery; but it would not be permissible for one who sincerely believes in Allah and the Last Day to change or alter any part of their bestowed form through cosmetic or surgery only as an adornment or beautification.
Your Question: …..AND IF A WOMAN HAVE HAIR IN ER LIPS LIKE A YOUNG BOY SO WHAT SHE
AVE TO DO ?
Sahih Al-Bukhari 7.815 Narrated by Abdullah
Allah has cursed those women who practice tattooing and those who get themselves tattooed, and those who remove their eye-brow hairs, and those who create a space between their teeth artificially to look beautiful, and such women as change the features created by Allah. Why then should I not curse those whom the Prophet (saws) has cursed?
Beloved sister in Islam, other than removing or shaping of her eye-brow hairs, the believing woman in Islam is at absolute liberty to remove any unwanted hair from any part of her body she wishes. Thus if the woman happens to have some hair growth above her lips, she may bleach them if she wills, remove them, wax them, shave them, or do whatever she wills and pleases with her unwanted hair.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,