Fatwa: # 19670
Category: Menstruation
Country: United States
Date: 30th December 2011


Is it permissible to apply black henna on ones hands?


i have question about henna.is it allowed in islam to use black henna on hands.i saw lot of sudanese muslimahs use them.i would be very glad if you let me know.



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

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


It is permissible for women to use black henna on their hands and feet.[1] [2] [3]


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best


Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.




[1] ويَحِلُّ خضابُ اليد والرِّجل للنساء ما لم يكن فيه تماثيل

)نفحات السلوك على تحفة الملوك, ص.٢٦٧, دار الفاروق  (


[2] ويسنّ للنساء خضاب اليد والرِجْل، ويحرم على الرجال

)فتح باب العناية بشرح النقاية(


[3] وَيُبَاحُ لَهَا خَضْبُ يَدَيْهَا وَرِجْلَيْهَا

)غمز عيون البصائر في شرح الأشباه والنظائر, ج.٣, ص.٣٨٨, دار الباز(

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