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Is eyebrow plucking permissible just to look normal?


Is plucking the eyebrows haram, if just to clean. Also only to do it to prevent being the center of attention and to be seen as normal, but not to be seen for beauty.


Salamun Alaykum

Thank you for your query.

For females, if it is not counted as beauty or adornment(Zeenat) then there is no problem in it.

Question: Is it permissible for a woman who does not observe hijab to get rid of her facial hair, to straighten her eyebrows, and to wear natural and light make up?

Answer: Getting rid of facial hair and straightening the eyebrows do not prevent her from keeping her face open [while putting on the hijab], provided she is confident of not getting sucked into something haram and that exposing her face is not done with the intention of inviting haram looks.

May Allah(swt) grant you success


Syed Haider