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Are Synthetic Eyelashes Allowed in Islam?

Question

What is the ruling on wearing synthetic eyelashes on top of the real lashes? This is to make the eyes look more open and attractive (only occasionally in front of husband and Mahram).

Summary of answer

It is not permissible to use artificial nails and, false eyelashes because of the harm that they do when they are attached to the body.

Answer

Praise be to Allah.

It says in Fatawa Al-Lajnah Ad-Da’imah: 

"It is not permissible to use artificial nails , false eyelashes because of the harm that they do where they are attached to the body, and because they also involve deception and changing the creation of Allah." (Fatawa Al-Lajnah, 17/133)

It says in Zinat Al-Mar’ah Bayna At-Tibb wa’sh-Shara` (Woman’s adornment between medicine and sharee’ah), p. 33: 

“With regard to artificial eyelashes or the substances that are painted onto the natural eyelashes (i.e., mascara ), the doctors say that they are made of a substance derived from nickel, or from some kinds of artificial rubber, and that they cause inflammation of the eyelids and make the eyelashes fall out.”  

For more details, please see the following category: The Woman’s Adornment.

And Allah knows best.

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