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    What is the ruling about women wearing wigs to appear attractive to their husbands?


    Praise be to Allaah.

    Both husband and wife should make themselves attractive to one another, in ways that the other likes, so as to strengthen their relationship, but this has to be within the limits of what is allowed in sharee’ah, not by doing things that are prohibited. The use of wigs started among non-Muslim women, who were so well known for wearing them and adorning themselves with them that this became one of their distinguishing features. If a woman wears a wig and adorns herself with it, even if she does this for her husband, she is imitating the kaafir women, which the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) forbade: “Whoever imitates a people is one of them.” Wigs also come under the ruling about hair extensions, which is even more vehement in its prohibition: the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) forbade this practice and cursed the one who does it. Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, 5/191.

    Humayd ibn ‘Abd al-Rahmaan ibn ‘Awf reported that he heard Mu’aawiyah ibn Abi Sufyaan at the time of Hajj, standing on the minbar and holding a piece of hair that had been seized by his guards, saying: “Where are your scholars? I heard the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) forbidding this kind of thing and saying that Bani Israa’eel were destroyed when their women started to use such things.” Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Allaah has cursed the woman who adds false hair and the woman who has this done, and the woman who tattoos and the women who has this done.” (Reported by al-Bukhaari, 5477). And Allaah knows best.

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    "I put my trust in Allah, my Lord and your Lord! There is not a moving creature, but He has a grasp of its forelock. Verily, my Lord is on the straight path. (The truth)"

    This may or may not be relevant to the original thread but it talks about faith/women/wigs.

    I had a home economics teacher in high school. She was a pretty lady, pleasant in nature....very proper and polished. She dressed well...perhaps a little behind the current fashion, but clean and well-fitted clothing. The only thing about her that we didn't like was her was stiff, always the same shoulder length, auburn bob that would never move. Not for anything. It would hang straight down and remain that matter which way her head turned.

    It didn't take very long for us to figure out that she wore a wig. And then it didn't take much longer for us to work up the nerve to ask her why. Unfortunately she would only say that she wore it for religious purposes....that she wasn't permitted to show her real hair.

    She was Jewish.

    Can anyone shed any more light on this subject and if this is really a requirement of Jewish women?


      Muzna.. only the orthodox (Hasidim) Jews wear wigs. Reformed ones do not. Reasons are pretty much the same as in Islam, that a women should not display her hair in public. The restrictions that women have in monotheistic religions are really quiet annoying. Woman can’t do this; cant to that; can do that but with limitation; cannot do that without this and that and whatever. Meanwhile men run afoul without any regard for virtue. In Judaism (in the reformed sects) many women have been ordained as Rabbis and are now challenging the male dominated interpretation of Talmudic Laws. Same thing will happen when Islam is opened to women. All interpretation of codes of conduct is done by men. No wonder the mess that has been created as a result.

      Imagine this: A Female Molviani issues a ruling that married men must shave one side of their Moustache and also the left eyebrow.


        You can wear but without the intention of deceiving others.