If I Get My Nose Pierced, Do I Need To Conceal It From Men?

Shafi'i Fiqh
Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad

Question

Recently I came across a fatwa saying there is no problem in piercing the nose for females. Can it be seen only by mahrams since face & arms are not included in awrah for some scholars, so is the nose ring considered as an adornment or not? Do I need to conceal it from non-mahram men?

Answer

Thank you for your question.

Nose Piercings

Nose piercings are permissible in the Hanafi school, but may not be permissible in the Shafi’i school. Please see the details below:

Are Nose Rings Allowed for Women?
Ear & Nose Piercings For Women
Piercing one’s belly button

Display

According to the Hanafi school, if one happens to have a nose ring, it would not need to be concealed from men. In the Shafi’i school, if one had a nose ring, it would not be permissible to display it to non-mahram men, as this is considered extra adornment.

See details here:

What does the word “adornment” (zeena) in the Qur’an refer to?

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 aqida, fiqh, tajweed, tafsir, and Arabic. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she 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.