Q: What is the ruling regarding women shaping their eyebrows?
A: It is not permissible for women to neaten, trim, shape or cut their eyebrows. However, if the eyebrows appear grossly abnormal, extremely long and thick then they may be trimmed slightly for them to appear normal. (Ahsanul Fatawa Vol. 8 Pg. 76)
There is a Hadith which mentions that women who remove such hair are accursed. The Hadith appears in Sahih Bukhari #4886, Sahih Muslim #2125, Sunan Abi Dawood #4691, Sunan ibni Majah #1989, Sunanud Daarimi Vol.2 Pg. 363 #2647.
And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best
Shafiq Jakhura (Mufti) M.D. Mangera (Mufti)
Fatwa Dept. Fatwa Dept.
Q: I would like to know what is the maximum period to breastfeed a girl, and is it haraam if you go over the period?
Q: Please can you advise the Islamic view on the removal of the hair (pubic, underarm and other) and the cutting of nails during
• Ten days prior to qurbani
Q: I would like to know the right way of doing Hijab in the light of Quran and Hadith as how our Muslim women should cover their body?
Q: Is it permissible for women to drive while adhering the laws of hijab? Today it seems a necessity for them to drop off and pick up kids from school as well as buying the household needs when the husband is at work. What if she needs to drive in order to go to her madrasah etc. be it for teaching or studying? Is there any set rule we can look at which we can apply on the different situations which come about regarding them driving? Also, if they just learn to drive "In case of emergency"?
Q: A non-Muslim young boy started working for a Muslim family as domestic servant. Later he decided to accept Islam and take Shahada. As they live in a remote town where no male was available, the lady of the house administered the Shahada.