Is Using Treatments To Regrow My Beard Permissible?

Question: Is it permissible to use hair regrowth and beard growth products for people who cannot grow beards? Would this constitute changing the creation of Allah?

Answer:

Walaikum assalam,

I hope you are doing well, insha’Allah.

These treatments are not impermissible to use, Islamically—as long as there is not any clear medical harm in using them. For that, consult doctors.

Religiously, there is no specific need or expectation to use such treatments. Allah Most High reminds us, “Allah does not make any soul responsible for more than it is able.” [Qur’an 2:286]

And Allah is the giver of success and facilitation.

Wassalam,

[Shaykh] Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani spent ten years studying with some of the leading scholars of recent times, first in Damascus, and then in Amman, Jordan. His teachers include the foremost theologian of recent times in Damascus, the late Shaykh Adib al-Kallas (may Allah have mercy on him), as well as his student Shaykh Hassan al-Hindi, one of the leading Hanafi fuqaha of the present age. He returned to Canada in 2007, where he founded SeekersGuidance in order to meet the urgent need to spread Islamic knowledge–both online and on the ground–in a reliable, relevant, inspiring, and accessible manner. He is the author of: Absolute Essentials of Islam: Faith, Prayer, and the Path of Salvation According to the Hanafi School (White Thread Press, 2004.) Since 2011, Shaykh Faraz has been named one of the 500 most influential Muslims by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center.