Question: Assalamu ‘alaykum. I sell Human Hair Head Dummies for training. Girls use these dummies to learn how to color, and to style hair. Is it permissible for me to sell human hair head dummy for training purposes? Synthetic hair dummies cannot be used for dye and styling.
Wa ‘alaykum assalam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh.
I pray you are well.
No, it is not permissible to sell any part of the human body. Such a transaction would be invalid and would render the income impermissible. You would have to remove it from your possession by giving it to the poor or to a charity. (Usmani, Fiqh al Buyu’)
Ask Allah for help and look for an alternative. Perhaps something made from some types of animal hair, such as horsehair, can be a suitable replacement. If you cannot then it is best to look for another line of work. It may be difficult and prove inconvenient, however, the sacrifice and difficulty of the whole process will leave you much closer to Allah – and that is priceless.
May Allah facilitate an abundant, blessed, and halal income for you.
[Shaykh] Abdul-Rahim Reasat
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began his studies in Arabic Grammar and Morphology in 2005. After graduating with a degree in English and History he moved to Damascus in 2007 where, for 18 months, he studied with many erudite scholars. In late 2008 he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continued his studies for the next six years in Sacred Law (fiqh), legal theory (Usul al-fiqh), theology, hadith methodology, hadith commentary, and Logic. He was also given licenses of mastery in the science of Quranic recital and he was able to study an extensive curriculum of Quranic sciences, tafsir, Arabic grammar, and Arabic eloquence.