Is It Permissible to Buy Makeup from Someone Who Is Said to Be Part of a Secret Cult?

Shafi'i Fiqh

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad


Would it be permissible to buy makeup products owned by a celebrity? For example, a famous mainstream celebrity has a makeup line, but it is said this celebrity is part of a secret cult. I would not get it because it is her brand but because of the makeup itself.


Thank you for your question. May Allah reward you for being careful about your purchases and wanting to make halal transactions.


Buying such products is permissible as you are not responsible for her personal beliefs, which, by the way, we have no way of confirming. The fact that her line offers vegan and cruelty-free makeup is wonderful for Muslims who want to make sure their makeup doesn’t contain najis (filth) ingredients that are haram.

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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 Master’s 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.