From the Fatwa Department
Q: Can a woman wear coloured contact lenses and can these lenses be worn for beautification purposes ?
Q: What is the ruling regarding women shaping their eyebrows?
A: It is not permissible for women to neaten, trim, shape or cut their eyebrows. However, if the eyebrows appear grossly abnormal, extremely long and thick then they may be trimmed slightly for them to appear normal. (Ahsanul Fatawa Vol. 8 Pg. 76)
There is a Hadith which mentions that women who remove such hair are accursed. The Hadith appears in Sahih Bukhari #4886, Sahih Muslim #2125, Sunan Abi Dawood #4691, Sunan ibni Majah #1989, Sunanud Daarimi Vol.2 Pg. 363 #2647.
And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best
Shafiq Jakhura (Mufti) M.D. Mangera (Mufti)
Fatwa Dept. Fatwa Dept.
Q: There are a few people who owe me money for loans they have taken and stock purchased etc. Should I regard these amounts as Zakatable assets when calculating Zakah?
Zakah is Fardh (compulsory) upon every sane adult Muslim (male and female) who possesses net-Zakatable assets (i.e. Zakatable assets over and above one's basic needs minus liabilities) to the value of Nisab (minimum threshold) for one's Zakatable (lunar) year.
Q: Can you use eye drops whilst fasting?
Q: I would like to know the ruling regarding steaming for facials while fasting. Does it make the fast invalid ? What about steam inhaled in the shower ?
Q: Is it Makrooh to fast on a Friday?
Q: When I got married I was gifted lots of gold jewellery. However, I do not have an income, hence cannot afford Zakaat. What do I do? Do I sell the jewellery? My husband cannot afford to pay Zakaat as well.
Q: Assalamualaikum. Kindly advise with regards to Laylatul Meraj, when is it advisable to fast? Also please send me what should be read on this night, as well as for women in haiz?
Q: I would like to know what is the maximum period to breastfeed a girl, and is it haraam if you go over the period?
Q: After a girl has done the sin of masturbation, is it necessary to take a ghusl or wudhu ?
Q: I would like to know , is a woman’s father in law her mahram and is she allowed to travel with him?
Q: I am in the habit of using hair gel to fashion and keep my hair straight ? Will wudhu be valid if masah of the head is made over the gel?
Q: What is the Islamic ruling with regard to going on a sea cruise?
Q: A certain organisation requests contribution towards a noble charity initiative. An incentive for making a contribution is an entry into a draw with the possibility of winning a lucrative prize. The organisers have made it clear that no monies from the charity would be utilised for the prizes. The prizes are sponsored independently. Is such an initiative in order?
Q: Is it permissible to have a 2 or more length haircut? Kindly Explain