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One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
Assalaamoalaikum again, i have a question regarding nose piercing, is it not permissible to pierce ur nose? i mean i have heard that you can pierce your nose only if you can wear niqab and cover it so that non-mehram can`t see it. my friend said that before people used to pierce their female slaves` noses to show that they were slaves, and that`s the reason it`s not permissible. can you please tell me if it`s right or not, jazakallah, hope to hear frm u as soon as possible inshallah
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Allah Subhanah has allowed the believing woman to wear ornaments. Thus, if she wishes to pierce her nose and wear an ornament on her nose, there is absolutely no harm.
There is absolutely no mention in the authentic narrations of the Messenger of Allah (saws) that he ever forbade the believing woman to pierce their noses. Besides, Islam is a Way of Life that absolutely discourages differentiation between human beings because of their status in society, and thus the logic of forbidding the piercing of noses just because the slaves might have done so is highly unlikely.
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