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Fatwa Answer

Question ID: 773 Category: Knowledge
Wearing Wig

I came across this information regarding wearing wigs and extensions. Could someone please advice me as to what is the proper ruling on this. Is it okay to wear wigs for the purpose of pleasing your husband? My situation is the same as the person in this post. Not that my husband complain but I feel bad not to be able to look my best for him.My hair is of African descendant. Jazakallah khair in advance for your help. May Allah reward you with the best of things in this world and the hereafter. Insha Allah amin

الجواب وبالله التوفيق

Wearing permanent or temporary extensions or wigs are both considered impermissible and haram in Islam.

عن ابی ھریرۃ رضی اللہ تعالیٰ عنہ قال لعن النبی صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم الواصلۃ والمستوصلۃ والواشمۃ والمستوشمۃ۔

(بخاری شریف، ص 1674، ج2، بحوالہ جدید مسائل ، ص495)

Translation:Rasulullah Sallallaho Alyhi Wasallamhas sent la‘nat(i.e. curse) upon the one who uses wigs or transplants hair, or makes or gets tattoos.

 واللہ اعلم  بالصواب