Assalaamu ‘alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh.
There is a non-Muslim makeup artist who is highly qualified in
his field. He claims to be gay. It has recently become a trend
among some Muslim women to get their faces done up by this
After applying the makeup, he often takes pictures of these
women and displays them on Instagram.
Could the ‘Ulama please explain the status of this in the
Wa ‘alaikumus salaam warahmatullahi wabarakaatuh
Respected Sister in Islam
Every person is blessed with an in-born vital quality and
essential human value known as hayaa (shame/modesty). Hayaa
is the natural brakes within a person that stops him/her from all
immorality and vice. While this is a natural, in-born quality, it
can nevertheless be lost if one is exposed to immorality.
In this era, due to the tremendous exposure to immorality
and filth via the television, movies, magazines, internet, social
media, etc., in many cases hayaa has been lost. Shame and
modesty for them are mere words. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi
wasallam) is reported to have said, “If you do not possess hayaa,
you will do as you wish” (Saheeh Bukhaari #3484). In other
words, there will be nothing to stop you from the worst indecent
filth, Allah Ta‘ala forbid.
This entire “make-up” session is a complete “break-up”
session – break-up of hayaa, of morality, and of one’s deen. The
immoral “artist” as well as the “client” who has lost hayaa – both
are involved in zina. Even a doctor may not touch any part of the
female patient which is not necessary for the treatment of the
patient. Such “make-up” is not a necessity. To ask a male – and
that too someone who is as downright immoral – to do one’s
“make-up” is total absurdity. It is disgusting and utterly
shocking. The displaying of the photograph and the open
advertising of one’s immorality and vice is an added extremely
In short, this is totally haraam and draws down the wrath of
Allah Ta‘ala, may Allah Ta‘ala forbid. What if death strikes at that
moment, while in this state of zina!!!
May Allah Ta‘ala protect us all from every vice and
Source: Avoiding Divine Wrath Hazrat Moulana
Muhammad Ilyaas Patel Saheb