Important notice regarding the trivialization of the ruling on “Al nams” and mockery of the devout Muslim woman

Note: “Al nams”: get the hair removed from the eyebrows and face (except the beard and the mustache).

There is a significant disregard for the ruling on “Al nams” in our time, compounded by mistreatment and mockery of those who adhere to the prohibition of it. How should we engage with this category that trivializes the ruling on “nams”?

The answer:

Ibn Mas’ud (May Allah be pleased with him) said: (Allah has cursed those women who practise tattooing and those women who have themselves tattooed, and those women who get their hair removed from their eyebrows and faces (except the beard and the mustache), and those who make artificial spaces between their teeth for beauty, whereby they change Allah’s creation). And the hadeeth is in Sahih and sunan, so it is correct without doubt.

Ibn ‘Abbas said the woman who supply false hair and the one who asks for it, the woman who pulls out hair for other people and the woman who depilates herself, the woman who tattoos and the one who has it done when there is no disease to justify it are cursed.

Abu Dawud transmitted it.

Abu Dawood remarked: “The explanation of ‘al-Wasilah,’ which refers to interweaving strands of hair with women’s hair, and ‘al-Mustawasila,’ the woman who gets it , as well as ‘an-Namisah,’ who tattoos the eyebrows until they appear smooth, and ‘al-Mutanammisah,’ women who get their hair removed from their eyebrows and faces (except the beard and the mustache).

Similarly, ‘al-Washimah,’ who marks her face with kohl or ink, forming patterns like ‘khal’ (Mole) on it, and ‘al-Mustawshimah,’ the woman who gets this ink.

‘Al-Mutanammisah,’ who seeks facial hair removal, and ‘an-Namisah,’ who carries it out. ‘An-Namisah’ refers to the removal of facial hair with a razor, and because of this the razor is called ‘manqash’. It is said that ‘an-Namisah’ specifically involves the removal of eyebrow hair to refine and align them, as mentioned in ‘Fath al-Bari.’

The ruling of prohibiting “Al nams” cannot be overlooked or belittled. The attempts by some ignorant individuals to exempt tattooing and consider it a norm for women in our time are merely attempts to justify desires and suspicions that still occupy hearts. We ask Allah for forgiveness and well-being.”

Let it be warned against using it as an excuse to ridicule the observant Muslim woman who adheres to the command and refuses ” Al nams”. Let her fear Allah within herself and not combine disobedience to Allah with injustice towards those steadfast in Allah’s command.

For this is a compounded offense, and its bearer will not be content with bearing its burden.

The issue at hand is a matter of debased taste, as women are compelled to shape their eyebrows in a specific manner, often resulting in a repulsive and off-putting appearance, even reflecting sinister features. Yet, women compete in it because it’s a “trend” or because it’s prevalent and endorsed by notorious sinners or non-believers. Such is the influence of a prevailing culture of degradation. We have witnessed the corruptive propaganda portraying tattooing in ways that make it difficult for eyebrows to return to their natural state, thus altering Allah’s creation, becoming impermissible.

There is no beauty more exquisite than natural beauty, which preserves a woman’s purity and clarity. As for the artificial enhancements that alter Allah’s creation, they deceive both the self and others, leading to the departure of blessings! Even beauty is endowed with blessings through adherence.

We need a revolt against the beauty standards imposed by capitalism, which have robbed women being confident in themselves and in the beauty bestowed upon them by Allah. The situation has escalated to the point where the beautiful become ugly due to the excessive interference with their appearance, harmful to the skin and facial features.

Or what people consider important in defining the value of beauty, with the excessive use of cosmetics, tattooing, artificial lashes, and details that, if women were forced to reveal their true selves without them, people would not recognize them! This entails significant changes that strip them of their identity and rob them of their true beauty.

How many pious beauties are deemed backward and unattractive by these misled individuals because they reject “Al nams”! This reflects a corruption of taste and standards.

It seems that inundating the world with these sinful examples, which have reached a degenerate and bestial taste, has become predominant, ruling the beauty standards in the world. This is something Muslim women should not succumb to. They should take pride in their faith, knowing that beauty is a gift from Allah, unworthy of being tarnished by disobedience and submission to the tastes of the disobedient.

For anyone facing derision and mockery for their steadfastness, do not carelessly indulge in disobedience or belittle your disobedience. Beauty lies in the soul, character, and belief; anything less is fuel for Hellfire! Take care of your beauty in a pleasing manner to Allah, safeguarding your dignity and essence.

The issue is habitual; those accustomed to seeing their true beauty no longer pay attention to those lacking who attempt to cover their deficiencies with acts displeasing to Allah. This includes flaunting their charms and details of their bodies to foreign men, essentially seeking attention and admiration for their deficiencies.

The upright woman, as commanded by Allah, has her ways of adornment and preservation of her beauty, sufficient by the grace of Allah alone, without resorting to disobedience.

The upright woman, as commanded by Allah, is blessed by Allah in her beauty, character, and relationship with her husband. Indeed, an In every detail of her life is imbued with blessings, a “good life,”. And she also gains a glimmer of insight, rectifying her opinions and judgments.

As Mahmoud Shaker, may Allah have mercy on him, said: “Whoever can understand the secret of ugliness will be repulsed by it, as he is naturally predisposed to understanding the secret of beauty.”

The issue lies in the hearts that perceive and judge, not in the scenes!

I advise the callers to Allah to launch awareness campaigns about what Allah has forbidden for women and to reverse the situation. Instead of Muslim women being subject to ridicule for adhering to Allah’s command, the sinners should be condemned for openly committing sins against Allah. Since we neglected the obligation of enjoining good and forbidding evil, people have trivialized sin and embraced it, making it easy, even desirable and commendable among them in their eyes, and this is a major calamity!

It must be emphasized that deliberate mockery of religious rulings constitutes disbelief, and mocking Sharia rulings is the way of disbelievers, misguidance, and fools.

Allah Almighty says:(And if you ask them, they will surely say, “We were only conversing and playing.” Say, “Is it Allāh and His verses and His Messenger that you were mocking?”)

Ibn Kathir, may Allah have mercy on him, narrated that Abu Mu’ashar Al-Madani, citing Muhammad bin Ka’b Al-Quradhi and others, said: “A man among the hypocrites said: ‘I see that our reciters only fill our stomachs with hunger, lie with their tongues, and act cowardly when confronted.’ This was reported to the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him. He came to the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, while he was preparing to set out, mounting his camel, and said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, we were only jesting and amusing ourselves.’ He replied: ‘(Were you jesting) with Allah and His verses?'”

We beseech Allah to protect the Muslim women from oppressors, male and female hypocrites, and to bless them in their steadfastness, supporting them with His victory and the believers, granting them the joy of the blessings of their steadfastness, as commanded by Allah, the Almighty.

Translated by Amira and Aya

The original article in Arabic:

تنبيه مهم بشأن الاستهانة بحكم النمص والسخرية من المسلمة الملتزمة بالأمر

Important notice regarding the trivialization of the ruling on “Al nams” and mockery of the devout Muslim woman – pdf-

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