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Plucking Grey Hair

Title Plucking Grey Hair
Question Dear Scholar Assalamu alaikum I’ve seen some young brothers when they see one or two gray hair they start plucking them. Is it haram to pluck gray hair ?
Date 6/10/2004
Mufti Sheikh `Abdul-Majeed Subh

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.

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Responding to the question, Sheikh `Abdul-Majeed Subh, a prominent Azharite scholar, states the following:

“I don’t think that the act you referred to is haram or prohibited, but rather it is makruh or a disliked act in Islam. It is reported by ibn `Amru that the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, is reported to have said, “White or grey hair is a light for the believer (i.e. on the Day of Judgment).”


  1. Beatrice Deleston
    November 5, 2012 at 1:16 am

    The appearance of gray hair can be delayed by living a stress free live and also taking high amounts of antioxidants. ^

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