What is the ruling on false eyelashes?

Question:

As salaamu ’alaykum,

What is the ruling on false eyelashes?

 

Answer:

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما

Wa ‘alaykum as salaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh,

            False eyelashes usually refer to fake hair which is applied directly to the eyelid. Islam allows and encourages beauty when done in moderation while extravagance and obsessive behavior in beautification and self-appearance is disliked. Based on this, it will not be prohibited to apply false eyelashes to beautify oneself for their husband and family or to remove a defect. However, it is impermissible to do in order to deceive others or to make other women feel inferior. The false eyelashes must be removed for wudhu and ghusl if water does not touch the skin below them.

والله اعلم

And Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala knows best.

Ilyas Husain

Approved by Mufti Husain Ahmad Madani