Is Hair Transplant Permissible?

Is Hair Transplant Permissible?


Is hair transplant permissible?


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

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

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Your question refers.

Hair transplant refers to the medical procedure in which a surgeon removes follicles from a dense area of hair, such as the back of the head, which they will refer to as the donor area. They then implant the follicles into tiny slits on the affected area of the scalp.

In principle and according to shariah, the concept of hair transplant is only permitted if conducted as a form of corrective medical process to remove an abnormality or biological defect. [1]A cosmetic surgery to enhance the human biological state is impermissible. In general, the adoption of medical procedures that lead to the mutilation and biological change of the human body is not permitted. The medical process should be conducted as a last resort after conducting thorough research and consultation with an expert dermatologist and after seeking all other alternatives. Certain hair transplant surgeries have not proven to be medically effective.

and Allah Ta'ala Knows Best

Mufti Ismail Desai
Darul Iftaa
Durban, South Africa

1. Ahsanul Fatawa, Vol.8

(Announcement: The Darul Iftaa under the auspices of the Mufti Ebrahim Desai Foundation is managed by Mufti Ismail Desai Saheb, son of Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Desai Saheb RA. Mufti Ismail Desai will continue his academic career by conducting an intensive one year specialist programme in Islamic Finance, Banking and economics (MA) and Iftaa training programme for Ulema and Shariah graduates. Mufti Ismail Desai Saheb will also be conducting various programmes for the public on Islamic Finance, Ishaahi Majlis and general Islamic Q&A. Alhamdulillah the Darul Iftaa currently has over 50 students from over 32 countries globally. The Darul Iftaa will be conducting programmes on Islamic Finance, Business and Economics in various cities/countries. The programme is conducted free of charge and you can request an event by contacting us directly at You can contact the Mufti Ebrahim Desai Foundation for any details on Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Desai RA at We will keep you updated on our programmes and events via our email data base and other media channels)

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