The Ruling on Dyeing the Beard Black


Question :
What is the ruling on dying the beard with the darkest type of black, and is the one who does so guilty of sin? And what is the difference between shaving it and dyeing it black?

Answer :
Changing the color of the hair on one's head and the beard with henna or Katam [A vegetable dye, resemble henna.] or the like is lawful, while changing it with black dye is not permissible. Authentic Hadiths have been narrated from the Prophet Peace Be Upon Him in this regard. It is reported on the authority of Jabir bin 'Abdullah, may Allah be pleased with him, who said: " Abu Quhafah was brought to Messenger of Allah Peace Be Upon Him on the day of the fall of Makkah and it was as if his head was a Thaghamah [A white flower.], so Allah's Messenger Peace Be Upon Him said:
Take him to one of his wives and let her change (the color of his hair) with something and avoid black.
"Take him to one of his wives and let her change (the color of his hair) with something and avoid black."
Muslim no. 2102, Abu Dawud no. 4204 and An-Nasa'i no. 5079. and Ibn Majah 3624.
If you had left old man in his house, we would have come to visit him out of respect for Abu Bakr.
"If you had left old man in his house, we would have come to visit him out of respect for Abu Bakr."
Abu Quhafah was the father of Abu Bakr, may Allah be pleased with him.
So he (i.e. Abu Quhafah [Ahmad 3 :160.]) embraced Islam and his beard was as white as the Thaghamah, so Allah's Messenger Peace Be Upon Him said:
Verily, the best thing which you can use to change the head of this old man is henna and Katam.
"Verily, the best thing which you can use to change the head of this old man is henna and Katam."
Abu Dawud no. 4205, At-Trimithi no. 1753 and An-Nasa'i nos. 5084, 5085.
As for the difference between shaving the beard and dyeing its white hairs black, both of them are forbidden, but shaving the beard is more strictly forbidden than dyeing it black.
And Allah is the Granter of success. And may peace and blessings of Allah be upon Muhammad and upon his family and Companions.
"And Allah is the Granter of success. And may peace and blessings of Allah be upon Muhammad and upon his family and Companions."

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