Praise be to Allaah.
It is permissible for a
woman to pierce her ears even though that involves pain, for the purpose of
wearing earrings, because Allaah has permitted women to adorn themselves
with gold and silver and other kinds of jewellery, and women customarily
As for piercing the tongue
in order to wear jewellery in it, this is something that is strange and
off-putting to those of sound taste. Some kaafir and immoral women are well
known for that in the west, and it is one of the causes for the spread of
cancer of the tongue, gum disease and loss of teeth among those women, so it
is not permissible to do it.
A study undertaken by
researchers in Spain has shown that some people have resorted to piercing
their tongues or other inner parts of their mouths in order to wear
jewellery or studs, and this may lead to health complications affecting the
mouth and teeth.
The researchers, from a
University in Spain undertook a study of ninety-eight cases where the tongue
or some inner part of the mouth was pierced, with the aim of evaluating the
health complications that resulted from piercing these tissues.
The results of the study
that were published in the Journal of Adolescent Health in November
of this year indicate that in 23.5 percent of all cases there was wearing
away of gum tissue around the teeth, especially in the eyeteeth of the lower
It also showed that 13.3
percent of cases suffered from tooth decay. The researchers pointed out that
it is essential to warn people of the consequences of piercing any part of
the mouth for the purpose of wearing studs, before they go ahead with that.
The American Association of
Dental Health Workers also warn people of the consequences of having
piercings done in different parts of the mouth, such as the tongue and lips,
which may lead to loss of teeth because of the wearing away of gum tissue.
In addition to that, piercing the tongue may, according to their report,
lead to nerve loss in the affected area, and may even lead in some cases to
stroke and blood infections.
We asked a well known
university professor in oral surgery and dentistry, and he told us that he
has seen that in Germany, where some immoral girls do that, and he said that
this is one of the causes of cancer.
As it is proven that this
action is harmful and causes these diseases, it is not permissible to do it, because Allaah has forbidden a person to do anything by means of which he harms himself.
And Allaah knows best.