Fatwa: # 41621
Category: Jurisprudence and Rulings...
Country: United States
Date: 14th April 2019

Title

Indigo Dye With Henna

Question

Assalamu Alaikum,

I have a question regarding the use of indigo after henna as a two-step process to achieve dark brown/black hair. Henna can give a reddish/orange tone to grey hairs, which looks unnatural. Using indigo after henna is used to give a dark brown/black final color to the hair. Henna is red and indigo, I believe, is a blue-green color so mixing the two colors gives you a dark color in the end. Is this permissible in Islam? 

Jazakallahu khairan.

Answer

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

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

It is permissible to dye the hair any color besides black. You may dye your hair indigo after using henna to get a dark color.[1]

 

And Allah Ta‘ālā Knows Best.

Checked and Approved by:
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

 

 

 

 


[1]

الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (6/ 422)

(قوله ويكره بالسواد) أي لغير الحرب.

قال في الذخيرة: أما الخضاب بالسواد للغزو، ليكون أهيب في عين العدو فهو محمود بالاتفاق وإن ليزين نفسه للنساء فمكروه، وعليه عامة المشايخ، وبعضهم جوزه بلا كراهة روي عن أبي يوسف أنه قال: كما يعجبني أن تتزين لي يعجبها أن أتزين لها

صحيح مسلم (٣/١٦٦٣)

٧٩ – (٢١٠٢) وحَدَّثَنِي أَبُو الطَّاهِرِ، أَخْبَرَنَا عَبْدُ اللهِ بْنُ وَهْبٍ، عَنِ ابْنِ جُرَيْجٍ، عَنْ أَبِي الزُّبَيْرِ، عَنْ جَابِرِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللهِ، قَالَ: أُتِيَ بِأَبِي قُحَافَةَ يَوْمَ فَتْحِ مَكَّةَ وَرَأْسُهُ وَلِحْيَتُهُ كَالثَّغَامَةِ بَيَاضًا، فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: «غَيِّرُوا هَذَا بِشَيْءٍ، وَاجْتَنِبُوا السَّوَادَ»

تكملة فتح الملهم (٤/٨٨) 

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