Explore the Islamic stance on tattoos, the practice’s relation to prayer and purification rituals, and the evolving perspective of young, modern Muslims.
Is permanent tattoo allowed in Islam?
Sunni Islamic scholars justify the prohibition of inked tattoos by arguing that tattooing the body mutilates it and changes God’s creation, inflicts unnecessary pain, and introduces the possibility of infection. (Amal Al-Sibai, Health Dangers of Tattoos and Its Prohibition in Islam, ISLAMIC INFORMATION PATROL (Feb.
Can you do Wudu with permanent tattoos?
Since tattoo does not prevent water to reach the skin, rather the skin becomes wet by washing and using water; hence his wudhu and salah both are valid.
Can you still pray with tattoo in Islam?
Tattooing involves getting pigment deeper into the skin than the outermost layer which sheds. Therefore, wudhū (ablution) and ghusl (ritual purification) in such a case would be intact and in place, causing the prayer to be accepted due to the outermost layer of skin being free from any barrier (to the flow of water).
Are there Muslims with tattoos?
While many religious scholars believe that tattoos are forbidden in Islam, others take a more liberal view. Meanwhile, an increasing number of young Muslims are exploring the art form as both enthusiasts and as artists. Jwan Imam was born and grew up in Aleppo in Syria and now lives in Berlin.
What did the Prophet say about tattoos?
“We heard that the Messenger of Allah [SAW] forbade filing (the teeth) and tattoos.” Narrated Abu Juhaifa: The Prophet cursed the lady who practices tattooing and the one who gets herself tattooed, and one who eats (takes) Riba’ (usury) and the one who gives it.
How haram is a tattoo?
Tattoos are haram in all forms, whether they cause pain or not. Tattooing involves changing the creation of Allah. Prophet Muhammad cursed the one who does tattoos and the one for whom that is done.