Can I Ask Allah to Miraculously Make My Stretch Marks Disappear?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad


There is currently no cure for stretch marks. I have stretch marks due to being overweight on my child. Can I pray that Allah removes them automatically without any human intervention/treatment because, technically, none exists? In a perfect world, I want my entire body to be stretch mark free, and I feel like that’s asking too much.


Thank you for your question. May Allah reward you for your sincerity and for wanting to please your husband with your beauty.


It is permissible to ask for miracles, as there has been no prohibition in doing so. You can make dua for anything you desire, as Allah’s power is limitless. Allah has told us in the Quran, “Have you not seen that Allah created the heavens and the earth for a reason? If He wills, He can eliminate you and produce a new creation. And that is not difficult for Allah (at all).” [Quran, 14:19-20]


There are etiquettes to follow in supplication that I have linked below. However, I urge you to focus on inner beautification and ask for something to benefit you in this world and the next life. A woman’s grace and character is what truly brings out her beauty. A woman can take many steps to increase her beauty. Maintain a healthy, organic diet with lots of water and exercise. Recite and memorize Quran, pray tahajjud so a light shines from your face, and carry yourself with grace and have a refined character. None of these are easy, but their fruits cannot be equaled, even by one with no stretch marks.

Please see these links as well:
Is It from Lack of Faith to Leave Making Du’a for Things Almost Impossible?
The Reality and Etiquettes of Supplication: A Reader
Cosmetic Surgery for Insecurities
Is Cosmetic Surgery Permitted in the Shafi’i School?

May Allah give you the best of this world and the next.
[Ustadha] Shazia Ahmad
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadha Shazia Ahmad lived in Damascus, Syria, for two years, where she studied aqidah, fiqh, tajweed, tafsir, and Arabic. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin and completed her Masters in Arabic. Afterward, she moved to Amman, Jordan, where she studied fiqh, Arabic, and other sciences. She later moved back to Mississauga, Canada, where she lives with her family.