Is it allowed for women to dye the eyelashes using a special, not harmful dye just for this purpose (not Mascara, rather a kind of dye that lasts for a few weeks) and with the intention to beautify themselves for their husbands? If it is allowed what about dyeing the eyelashes with black colour as dyeing the hair with black colour is forbidden?.
Praise be to Allaah.
There is nothing wrong with dyeing the eyelashes with kohl
or mascara or any other kind of dye, if it is free of harmful effects and
the woman does not appear wearing it in front of non-mahram men. There
does not seem to be any reason why the eyelashes cannot be dyed black,
because the basic principle is that it is permissible, and because that is
similar to using kohl, and it is more appropriate to make the colour of
the eyelashes match the colour of the hair of the head. But if the dye is
something that prevents water from reaching the eyelashes, then it must be
removed when doing wudoo’.
It should be ascertained whether these dyes are free of
harmful effects, because some of them may cause infection in the eyelid and
may make the eyelashes fall out. The Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah
be upon him) said: “There should be neither causing harm nor reciprocating
harm.” Narrated by Ahmad (2865) and Ibn Maajah (2341); classed as saheeh by
al-Albaani in Saheeh Ibn Maajah.