Cosmetics
Question :

What do Muslims think about cosmetics? What kind of cosmetics can they use?

Answer :

There is no specific kind that is forbidden to use. However, it is unlawful for a woman to reveal her beauty in the presence of non-mahram men, except for the kohl applied on eyes and the ring on the finger.

Short Pants
Question :

Can a mature man wear short pants (up to his knees or a little above), in public?

Answer :

It is permissible as it is not part of the private area that men must cover when they are in public, unless this causes humiliation or disgrace, in which it is impermissible.

Middle Finger
Question :

I want to ask you a question about wearing the ring in the middle and index finger. Someone showed me a book in which there is a narration that wearing the ring in the index finger and the middle finger is prohibited. Is this the case?

Answer :

There are some narrations that discourage the wearing of the ring on the middle finger and the index finger, but they are not authenticated narrations. Therefore, a religious law cannot be proven from them, in addition to the fact that the narrations can be taken to indicate dislike rather than prohibition.

Gold in a Pen
Question :

If there is gold on a pen, can I carry it in my pocket and pray with it?

Answer :

Yes, it is permissible to carry it, and carrying it during the prayer does not invalidate it.

Gold Tooth
Question :

If a man has a gold tooth, is his prayer valid?

Answer :

It is permissible to have a gold tooth if it is not conventionally considered as beautification. If it is considered as beautification, then based on an obligatory precaution one should refrain from having one and the prayers with it is invalid.

Wedding Dress
Question :

Does Islam permit the bride to wear a white wedding dress on her wedding?

Answer :

Yes, it is permissible to wear white clothes.

New Convert
Question :

I am a new female convert and am wondering if it is permitted to wear clear nail polish and mascara. Also, am I permitted to wear color or am I only permitted to wear black.

Answer :

It is not permissible for a woman to show her embellishment to non-Mahram men, other than applying kohl, wearing a ring or a bracelet. It is permissible to wear colored clothes.

An Agate Ring
Question :

I wear an aqiq (agate) ring. Should I wear it on my right hand or can I also wear it on my left hand? What if I have two rings?

Answer :

It has been reported that wearing a ring in the right hand is recommended and it is not recommended to wear a ring in the left hand when one is not wearing any in the right hand.
Yes, if one decided to wear more than one ring, then it is fine to wear a ring in the left hand.

Fake Hair
Question :

Is it allowed in Islam for a woman to braid her hair with fake hair? Is it allowed to use human hair or animal hair like that of goats or camels?

Answer :

Using both kinds of hair is permissible.

Shuhrah Clothing
Question :

What is the clothes of ‘Shuhrah’?

Answer :

It is a strange and unusual clothing that is not acceptable socially in a clear way for such a person to wear.

Rings
Question :

When is it appropriate to wear a ring in the left hand?

Answer :

Wearing a ring on the left hand is disliked, unless one is also wearing a ring on his right hand.

Piercings
Question :

Is it permissible to get my nose or lip pierced?

Answer :

Based on an obligatory precaution, it is impermissible to cause a major harm to one's body. If this does not cause a severe harm then it is permissible. In any case, we advise you to refrain from doing such things, as it is an act of frivolity. If it encourages misguidance and deviation, then it becomes prohibited.

Tie
Question :

Is it permissible for a man to wear a tie?

Answer :

Yes, it is permissible.

The Moustache
Question :

Is it recommended to trim the moustache or to completely shave it off?

Answer :

Both acts are mentioned in the narrations from the Prophet and the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them), so doing either is good.

Plucking the Eyebrows
Question :

Is it permissible for males and females to pluck their eyebrows?

Answer :

Lightening the eyebrows for the sake of beautifying is permissible for women. If it is to imitate women, then it is prohibited for men.

Wearing Amamah
Question :

Is it a permissible for me to wear a turban (amamah) that is not white, but another like blue, grey, red or yellow?

Answer :

It is permissible to do so unless it is not socially acceptable in a clear way for you to wear one with such color, or if the color of the turban is special for a particular linage, like the black-colored turban is specific to the descendants of Imam Ali (peace be upon him) – the Sayyids – as in some countries wearing such black turbans by people who are not Sayyids is considered as deception and lying, so it is prohibited from this aspect.

Silk Tie
Question :

If my tie is made of silk, is it permissible to wear it if it is worn over my shirt and not directly touching my body?

Answer :

It is prohibited for men to wear if it is made from pure silk. Based on compulsory precaution, it should not be worn during the prayer; if it is worn in prayer, the prayer is invalid.

Permanent Artificial Teeth
Question :

Is it permissible to use permanent artificial teeth?

Answer :

Yes, it is permissible to have artificial teeth.

Rings
Question :

I have been told that the narrations regarding rings other than aqiq, such as feyroza, yaqoot etc. are weak. Is this true, and does that mean that wearing a ring other than aqiq has no benefit?

Answer :

Wearing turquoise (feyroza) is confirmed in some narrations and whoever wears it does not face poverty; also, the same has been reported with respect to the ruby. We do not need to investigate the authenticity of such narrations, as these actions will be deemed ‘mustahabb’ (recommended) even if they are not authenticated. This is because Almighty Allah, as per authentic narrations, has promised to reward the deeds of the believers if they performed those deeds relying on such narrations, even if such narrations were not authenticated.

Western Clothing
Question :

In the West, in many of the mosques all the people wear western clothing; would it be considered disliked to wear a jilbab and a turban to the mosque, even though it would draw attention and set you aside from all the other believers in the mosque?

Answer :

It is permissible to wear the turban even if it leads to distinguishing the person who wears it from other believers.