hair dye and salah

Assalamualaikum Shaik,

Could you please help me anwer these questions.

1) Is Salat accepted when one has hair dye?

2) Is Gusl completes when one has hair dye?

JazakumAllahu khairan.

-Your brother in Islam.

Time: Tuesday June 22, 2010 at 12:36 am

Answers:  وعليكم السلام ورحمة الله وبركاته

A1: Salah would be accepted with hair dye. Black hair dye must not be used under general circumstances. Any color other then black may be used under general circumstances.

A Hadith of our Rasulullah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) and commentary from the fuqaha (jurist) and muhadith (masters of Hadith) state:

الحديث: يكون قوم يخضبون في آخر الزمان بالسواد كحواصل الحمام لا يريحون رائحة الجنة . رواه الإمام أحمد وأبو داود والنسائي وغيرهم ،.
قال الحافظ ابن حجر رحمه الله : وإسناده قوي إلا أنه اختلف في رفعه ووقفه ، وعلى تقدير ترجيح وقفه ، فمثله لا يُقال بالرأي ، فحكمه الرفع . ولهذا أختار النووي أن الصبغ بالسواد يُكره كراهية تحريم ، وعن الحَلِيمي : أن الكراهة خاصة بالرجال دون النساء ، فيجوز ذلك للمرأة ، لأجل زوجها . وقال مالك : الحناء والكتم واسع ، والصبغ بغير السواد أحب إليّ . ويُستثني من ذلك المجاهد اتفاقا

Muslims who dye their hair pitch black have most certainly taken part in a reprehensible and forbidden action. As a matter of fact, according to the Hadith, dying the hair black is a sign of those deeds which would exist as part of the signs of the Last Day. Dyeing the hair black without a valid reason makes it impossible for a person to achieve fragrance of paradise. (Hadith)

This Hadith shows the extent to which a prohibition exists in Islam regarding dyeing the hair pitch black (as opposed to brown black, etc.)  Persisting upon it without a valid reason would be part of what is known as the kabair (major sins).

A2: Yes ghusal would be complete.

We sincerly appreciate your questions.
Allah Certainly Knows Best.

p.s. Side note: we urge men and woman to look best for their familes. They should do so within the parameters of religiousity.


One response to “hair dye and salah

  1. Q: I know men cannot dye black, does same apply to woman? (text)
    A: Woman can dye her hair black for her spouse. Her doing so in such an instance would not make it Haram.