Alhamdulillah (الحمد لله) -Tattoos Are Haram in Islam – A girl from Islam approached me, and she asked, “Are Tattoos Haram in Islam?”.
She was really keen to have tattoos on her body to enhance her. However, she was God mindful and wouldn’t wish be doing something that could cause her to be displeasure to God. Allah.
I was amazed by the fact that she was only a few years old and so keen to get a tattoo done on her body. She was conscious of her religion as a Muslim and wanted Allah’s pleasure before her own. As a Muslim I was awed by her faith and devotion to Allah and wished I could be as close to Allah in her old age.
I was sure that what I was going to say to her wouldn’t cause her to be feel anyway. She will be content with the things Allah as well as His messenger has spoken about tattoos.
But, she did impose one requirement on me. She told me that I need to prove my case using the Qur’an as well as authentic hadiths from the Prophet concerning tattoos. Naturally, it is the case that in Islam we do not make opinions based on our personal perceptions. Everything is dependent on the words of Allah as well as His Messenger (peace be with him) have stated. Therefore, this was a just (and extremely smart) idea to make.
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Many of our Muslim young people are eager to find out more about the laws of Islam on tattoos. So I thought I’d create this guide that answers all the questions that the brilliant young lady had asked me about tattoos that are halal or haram in Islam.
- Contents conceal
- Are Tattoos Haram in Islam?
- Is it a Sin to get a Tattoo in Islam?
- Are Temporary Tattoos Haram?
- Why are Tattoos Haram?
- Quran verse about Tattoos
- Hadith on Tattoos
- Is Getting Allah Tattoo Haram?
- What happens if it’s a Muslim with a tattoo?
- Should you remove the Tattoo when it already has One?
- Are Tattoos Halal or Markruh?
Tattoos are considered haram (prohibited) according to Islam and is considered to be a serious crime. The evidence to support this is the many hadiths that the Prophet (peace be on his soul) about tattoos. The Prophet cursed women who had tattoos as well as those who tattooed others.
Narrated by ‘Abdullah:
A.B. (peace be upon his name) cursed females who are tattooed, as well as those who wish to get tattooed. Seeking perfection by altering the design by Allah.
A similar narrative is also located in the Hadith collections of Imam Bukhari
Narrated Ibn ‘Umar:
Allah’s messenger (peace be with him) stated, ” Allah has cursed the woman who tattoos (others) or gets herself tattooed“.
In nearly every hadith book known to us. There is a story of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be on his soul) saying that Allah’s curse will be on those who have tattoos.
There is no doubt about the law regarding tattoos under Islam. There is a unanimous agreement among the religious scholars in Islam that tattoos are considered haram.
Is it a Sin to get a Tattoo in Islam?
It is an offence in Islam to have a tattoo. Muslims are not allowed to have tattoos or get tattooed by anyone other than.
The reason it is an offense is that Allah curses anyone who tattoos or tattoos other people. Anything that is a part of Islam where Allah and His messenger curses the person performing the act is considered to be a serious crime.
Tattoos are one of the biggest sins of Muslims. Muslims, we must refrain from tattoos and tattooing anyone else.
Narrated Ibn ‘Umar:
the Prophet (peace be with him) declared, ” Allah has cursed the woman who tattoos or gets herself tattooed“.
Are temporary tattoos Haram?
Temporary tattoos do not constitute illegal in Islam however they are considered to be considered to be halal. They are considered halal since they don’t permanently alter the work of Allah. They are just a temporary way of beauty, which is permitted in Islam. Temporary tattoos can disappear within a short duration or be cleaned off at the time of day.
The theologians of Islam affirm that a few days , or two weeks maximum, would be considered as being temporary. Anything more is considered to be permanent. This is because they’re altering the creations of Allah over a long duration of.
For instance: Henna, Bridal Mehndi, Kohl (cosmetic eyeliner), and various other temporary tattoos. They last for a few days or weeks before they’re removed or washed. Therefore, they are all an ornamental device for a short period of time and are therefore acceptable in Islam.
A similar thing to eyebrow microblading that can last for about six months could be considered haram. This is due to the fact that the six-month period is a long time for you to not get back to your normal shape. Therefore, the microblading could fall under permanent tattooing which is considered to be haram.
There are many other considerations with regards to any kind of temporary beauty enhancement or tattoos. I’ve listed some examples below.
The requirements for temporary tattoos that are halal are as follows:
- The tattoo should not contain Images of Animate Creatures
It is considered haram (forbidden) within Islam to draw animated creatures as well as beings. These include drawings depicting people or birds, animals angels, mythical creatures, and angels (e.g., unicorns), etc.
The proof is the Hadith from the prophet (peace rest upon him). The Prophet cursed picture makers (of animating creatures and creatures). He warned them that they would face the harshest sentence at the Day of Judgment. Day of Judgment.
Narrated by Aisha:
The Messenger of Allah (peace rest upon him) declared, ” The painter of these pictures will be punished on the Day of Resurrection. And it will be said to them, make alive what you have created.’ “
Images of patterns that are generic as well as fancy calligraphy can be used. Images of nature, such as flowers, mountains, trees etc. are also acceptable insofar as you do not include faces.
If, for instance, you’re wearing an image that is temporary of a flower, it is allowed. However, if you’ve got the tattoo on a temporary basis of a flower, and then put an eye-shaped face and a smile, this will not be allowed.
- The tattoo must not cause harm to the body
Inflicting harm and suffering to yourself is a grave offense in Islam. The evidence to support this are the verses in the Qur’an in which Allah tells us not to kill ourselves.
“And don’t kill yourself (or each other). In fact, Allah is to you ever-merciful.” Qur’an 4:29[Qur’an 4:29]
- The tattoo must be permeable
Five times a day, five times per day is a mandatory requirement on all Muslim. One of the prerequisites for praying is that you are in a state of purification referred to as the wudu (ritual cleansing).
In order to perform wudu, the water should be able to touch the skin. If the tattoo isn’t permeable or breathable, the tattoo will not be fully completed. It is therefore essential to ensure you are sure that your tattoo doesn’t make a non-permeable layer of pigment on your skin. This will stop the water from getting to the skin, and also eliminate the Wudu.
The scholars of Islam have said that temporary henna and mendhi tattoos can be permeable. Therefore, once the henna’s dried residue is cleaned off, it’s okay to make a wudu that has the imprint of the henna for the next few days. The wudu is legal and you can even pray.
If you’re a woman who is currently on her menstrual cycle, then you don’t have to be praying for your period. Therefore, this permeable tattoos would not be applicable to you during this time. Therefore, this is the perfect moment to apply for temporary tattoos regardless of whether it’s permeable or not. So long as the tattoo fades completely away by the time that your menstrual cycle ends, that’s okay.
- The Tattoo should not contain any profanity or Obscenity in it.
Prohibited language and profanity are considered to be haram in Islam and does not fit the persona of the typical Muslim. The evidence to support this is found in the said hadith about the Prophet (peace be on his name). The Prophet lays out what is not an attribute of an Muslim.
Abdullah told of what his Messenger of Allah stated. “The person who is a believer doesn’t insult the dignity of others (slander). Also, he does not curse or commit an act of fahishah (indecency or profanity) and is not impure.”
It is therefore forbidden to have temporary tattoos that contain insults, swear words vulgar language and profanity. Even if it’s an accepted trend among the population, that follow this fashion as an Muslim.
Shamelessness and obscenity are the most serious sins of Islam. In a variety of hadiths that the Prophet (peace be on his name) the fact that Allah has prohibited obscenity.
The Messenger of Allah (peace rest upon him) declared. “None has more a sense of Ghaira (self-respect and respect) as Allah. For this reason, Allah has prohibited obscenity and shameful crimes. No matter if they are committed in secret or openly.”
Why are Tattoos Haram?
Why is it necessary to get tattoos Haram within Islam? The verses in the Qur’an as well as Hadiths of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon his name) provide a major reason. The reason is that Allah has changed the beauty of Allah’s creation Allah that Allah considers an act of satanic depravity.
- Changing the Creation of Allah
The Qur’an’s verse states that Satan (Shaytan) confronted Allah to deceive mankind. The way the way he stated that he would lure us into the flames of hell is by altering Allah’s creation,’ Allah’. The verse from the Qur’an is in the chapter ‘Chapter of women’ (Surah An-Nisa), verses between 118 and 121.
‘(Satan) who Allah is cursed by Allah. He had said “I am certain to be taken from Your servants a particular portion. And I will deceive them and create in their (sinful) desire. And I will tell them to cut their ears off of animals. They will be commanded by me to change the design by Allah (i.e. self-ink their ).”
Anyone who views Satan as an enemy in place of Allah will certainly suffer the loss of a lifetime. Satan promises them and instigates desires in them. However, Satan doesn’t promise them anything, only the illusion. The only place of refuge for those who believe in delusion are Hell and they will not be able to find out of it a way to escape’. – [Quran 4:118-121]
The hadith of Prophet Muhammad explains one method that involves changing God’s design Allah. The Prophet categorizes tattoos as altering God’s design Allah. He also cursed women who received tattoos and gave it to other women.
Narrated by ‘Abdullah:
A prophet (peace be upon his name) cursed tattooed women and those who wish to get tattooed. Looking for beauty by altering the design of Allah.
Modifying the God-given creations of Allah and performing a mutilation on human body parts in any manner is considered a grave crime. It is a sin that is influenced to be inspired by Satan (Shaytan) is not Allah (God). It could be that it is a disfigurement of the entire body as well as the body with tattooing. This is the reason it is prohibited for Muslim to be tattooed.
As Muslims we must be happy and grateful with the manner in which Allah made the world around us. We shouldn’t seek beauty by tattoos. This is a trick of Satan that could cause us to displease Allah.
There are many other explanations that scholars have offered reasons why tattoos are considered haram in Islam. Let’s look at a few of them for more reasons as to for why tattoos are considered haram in Islam.
- Pain and Risk of Infection
The process of tattooing involves an ink-covered needle is placed in the body. The process can cause unnecessary self-inflicted suffering and suffering by another.
Since the needle is inserted into your skin , there is an increased risk of getting infected. Foreign bodies can enter the body, causing skin problems and infections.
This means that it is not permitted to inflict pain on yourself or allow suffering to be caused to yourself. Also, it is not allowed to make yourself vulnerable to infection and disease. Permanent tattooing is an act that does both. It can cause pain and leaves the person vulnerable to health hazards and that’s why it is considered haram (forbidden).
- Permanent Deception
Deception is among the most serious sins of Islam. It can be in one’s behavior, speech or appearance. An Muslim is always honest and trustworthy in his/her words as well as actions and appearance.
In the Prophet’s time, (peace be on him) warned us against deceiving people by our appearance. A good example of this can be mentioned in the Hadith of Prophet Muhammad (upon whom peace be).).
A prophet named the Prophet (peace be upon his name) banned individuals from coloring your hair dark. This is due to the fact that it is a method of deceit on the face.
Imagine an elderly man with gray hair who is beautifying his appearance by coloring his hair black in hopes of finding an attractive younger bride. However, by doing this, he is deceiving people (i.e. the young lady) to believe that he is much older than he actually is.
Jabir B. Abdullah told that Abu Quhafa was brought (to his audience) by Muhammad, the Holy Prophet). His beard and head were like hyssop in color, and Muhammad’s messenger (peace rest upon him) stated:
“Change it with something but avoid black”. i.e. Color it, but do not create a black.
The reason for the Prophet who forbade the color of our hair to be black is to prevent deceitful appearance. Anything that permanently alters the appearance of an individual is also a violation of this rule.
In Islam permanent tattoos are an act of deceit by appearance. Another reason is that permanent tattoos are considered haram in Islam.
Quran verse about Tattoos
Tattoos are considered to be haram as per the Qur’an. The part of the Qur’an that bans tattoos is found in the chapter ‘Chapter of women’ (Surah An-Nisa) from verses 118-121. The point of this verse states that among the methods Satan (Shaytan) will trick us is through ‘changing Allah’s creation Allah’. By following his lead in this deed, Satan is successful in bringing us to the fiery pit of hell.
The definition of “changing God’s work Allah The definition of what is changing Allah’s creation can be revealed in the original hadiths of Allah’s Messenger. In the words of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon his name) declared that having tattoos alters God’s work Allah. He cursed people who had tattoos and also handed out tattoos to other.
Quran verse about Tattoos:
“…I will deceive them and awaken their (sinful) cravings. They will be commanded to cut off the ears of cows. Then I will tell them to alter the design by Allah (i.e. ink their own bodies ).>” Anyone who takes Satan to be an all-alligator of Allah is certainly suffering an obvious loss. Satan offers them promises and instigates the desire of those. However, Satan promises them nothing other than the illusion. Their only refuge are Hell and they won’t be able to be able to escape from it’. – [Quran 4:118-121]
The constant alteration of the design of Allah is considered to be a serious crime in Islam. Be it beautification by tattoos or plastic surgery. It’s sinister in its very essence and every Muslim should stay clear of at all cost.
A few people who don’t have a solid understanding of Islam believe that because tattoos aren’t mentioned in the Qur’an in any way, it is not considered haram. This isn’t true because of a number of reasons.
- The Qur’an advises: Follow the Messenger
In the eight verses of the Qur’an, Allah requires believers to follow Allah along with His Messenger. In the absence of obeying Allah and His Messenger in his statements and actions, we will never be true believers.
“O the ones who believed, follow Allah and follow the Messenger and those who have the position of authority in your community. If you are in disagreement over something, you can refer it in the direction of Allah as well as the Messenger. If you are a believer that you are in Allah as well as God, then you will be able to see the Last Day. This is the most effective (way) and most effective end result.” Qur’an 4:59[Qur’an 4:59]
- The Qur’an warns that opposing the Messenger will take us to Hell
In a different verse Allah states that if we oppose the Messenger could bring us into hellfire. So, opposing the Messenger’s message is a serious offense and displeasing to Allah. If we are seeking the favor of Allah then we must abide by the words and actions that the Messenger of Allah (peace be on his soul).
“And those who do not follow the Messenger following guidance, he is clear to him, and he follows a different path methods than those of the believers. We will punish him for the things he has taken, and send him to Hell and into the pit of hell, which is what evil is for a final destination.” Qur’an 4:115[Qur’an 4:115]
- The Character of the Prophet was a Walking Qur’an
The Qur’an is the ultimate guideline for us. The words and actions that the Prophet (peace be upon his name) are the Qur’an’s in action. If we wish to comprehend the Qur’an in terms of practical application, we will look at the way in which the Messenger applied it.
I asked Aisha”Mother of the Believers Tell me about the characteristics of the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him). She asked: “Don’t you read the Qur’an?” I replied: “Yes.” Upon this, she replied: ” The character of the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) was the Qur’an“. (i.e. He was a Qur’an-walking pilgrim ).
Allah In the Qur’an, Allah provides the general rules. In the Qur’an, Sunnah that the Messenger of Allah explains for us what Allah wants from us.
The most important daily practice of an Muslim is five daily prayers. prayer five times a day. However, how to perform these five prayers daily isn’t explicitly mentioned in the Qur’an. This is a fact we learn from hadith writings. If we believed the wrong view of “if it’s not mentioned in the Qur’an it is not haram”. We wouldn’t be able to know how to honor Allah in the five prayers we perform daily.
In the final. Allah affirms in the Qur’an, that altering Allah’s creation Allah is a matter of following Shaytan (satan). The hadith of Prophet Muhammad outlines tattooing as one method to alter Allah’s creation. Allah. This is the reason why tattoos are considered to be haram in Islam.
Do you need to remove the Tattoo even if there is already one?
It is true that anyone who is tattooed will be cursed by Allah therefore you must remove it. This is the most effective. If you can’t afford the removal of your tattoos, then cover it. It is not a good idea to show an offense you committed in ignorance. The tattoo should be kept completely covered If it is you are able to.
If you think that removing the tattoo would be harmful to your health, then don’t take it off. It is also recommended that you conceal it and not reveal your crime to others.
Tattoos are considered to be haram. They are considered to be considered to be cursed by Allah. Therefore, if you had a tattoo but regret it, but you are unable to get rid of it, then you must never show the tattoo with pride or with honor. The Muslim shouldn’t feel pride when doing something displeasing to Allah.
Sincere repentance for an offense is when you do to get rid of the wrong and ask for forgiveness with Allah. Therefore, removing the tattoo and asking forgiveness is the best option.
If you are feeling in a state of weakness and struggling to get the tattoo removed, then don’t despair. Keep seeking forgiveness from Allah even if you are still wearing the tattoo. Don’t be discouraged by the mercy of Allah and believe that Allah isn’t going to let you down because of the struggle you’re facing. The loss of faith in Allah’s Mercy could be an even greater sin than getting the tattoo in first in the first.
Always remain sincere and seek the guidance of Allah. Life is a journey to the beginning to Allah and only through His guidance will you be able to be able to act right.
Are Tattoos Halal or Markruh?
A majority of scholars of Islam agree that tattoos constitute haram in Islam and a serious crime. Some experts disagreed and claimed that tattoos should be considered makruh (disliked) not prohibited. (prohibited). This would mean tattoos are permissible (permissible) within Islam as per these experts.
But, their reasoning lacks legitimacy and is disproved by higher-level scholars. Let’s examine some of the arguments these scholars offer to explain why state tattoos that are not halal.
Tattoos were not an expression of fashion Statement or a means to beautify yourself
The most common false claim is that during when the prophet was in the midst (peace be upon his name) tattoos were not considered a fashion assertion. Also, they were not a way to beautify the population.
Instead, they were a sign of tribal unity and a symbol of slavery among pagan Arabs in the days of Prophet Muhammad. These were used as a way to shape and degrade people, and to label animals and people as their property. According to the scholars, this is the reason the Prophet banned them. They were not because they were undesirable and displeasing to Allah If you use it to enhance your beauty.
This argument is not historically correct to anyone who has a basic understanding of the background of Arabia. The specifics of this are beyond the subject in this piece. It suffices to say that if we just go through the hadiths from the prophet (peace be upon his name) and we’ll get our answer.
The many hadith that forbid tattoos give the same reason that tattoos are considered to be haram. This could be “Seeking beautification by changing the creation of Allah.”
The prophet (peace be upon his name) recognized that tattoos are an instrument of beauty. Women during times of Prophet were known to tattoo themselves to look more attractive. However, they were haram methods of beauty because they alter the design of Allah.
Tattooing was a method of practice by prostitutes in when the prophet was in the midst. Tattoos were used to beautify themselves to attract businessmen. This is a fact that is well-known to historians.
The argument that tattoos were used only to make people look like typecasts and deform them and were not used to beautify is not true. The Prophet himself revealed that tattoos were utilized for beautification at the time of his writing.
Isn’t Shaving Hair and Circumcising Changing the Creation?
The other argument is: doesn’t shaving hair and circumcising altering the appearance? The answer is not. The reason is that neither Allah and His Messenger never considered these acts to be altering the original creation of Allah. Indeed, shaving hair and circumcision are an act that is commanded in Islam.
To determine if something is haram, we must have evidence from The Qur’an or Sunnah. Tattoos are considered to be haram as they are specifically identified as altering the original creation of Allah. Circumcising and shaving hair aren’t.
Permanent tattoos are considered haram in Islam. They alter the beauty of Allah. As Muslims we are not allowed to have tattoos or tattoos of other people. If you’ve gained knowledge about the ‘are tattoos considered haram in the Islamic world’, please share this information with your friends. The evidence is derived taken from The Qur’an as well as genuine (sahih) in addition to credible (hasan) source from the Sunnah.