Is it permissible for an unmarried girl to apply henna?

  • 30 Apr 2007 16:32:48
  • South Africa


i would like to know what's the hukm of an unmarried girl puttin mehendi in her hands and legs, and if she does putting it, then is it necessary for her to cover her hands and legs if she goes out of her house, where ghair mahram men can see her? Please help me with this mas'ala, jazaakumullah, wassalaam


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

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

It is permissible for an unmarried girl to apply mehndi or her hands and feet. The hands and feet are exempt from the laws of hijab and purdah.

and Allah Ta'ala Knows Best

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Fatwa Department

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