Is It Permissible to Apply Hair Dye Whilst in a State of Post-Natal Bleeding?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalam alaykum

Is it permissible to use a natural henna hair dye while still in a state of post-natal bleeding?

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,

Yes, it is permissible to apply hair dye whilst in a state of post-natal bleeding (nifas). I’m unaware of any specific ruling which would prohibit this, and at the same time, such beautification is generally permissible for women. An issue could arise if the henna somehow prevented water penetration to the hair, but that is normally unlikely.

Please also see: The Fiqh of Hair Dyes

[Razi, Tuhfat al-Muluk]

And Allah Most High alone knows best.

[Ustadh] Tabraze Azam

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Tabraze Azam holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Leicester, where he also served as the President of the Islamic Society. He memorised the entire Qur’an in his hometown of Ipswich at the tender age of sixteen, and has since studied the Islamic Sciences in traditional settings in the UK, Jordan and Turkey. He is currently pursuing advanced studies in Jordan, where he is presently based with his family.