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Wearing of colored contact lenses

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As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)

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As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh, could you please tell me if wearing coloured contact lenses is allowed or not? &, can a muslim women wear them only for her husband, or even that isn`t allowed? Jazaak Allaah, Salaam Aleikum

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Wearing of colored contact lenses

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol,  no person,  no grave, no prophet,  no imam,  no dai,  nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

If one cannot find any natural or colorless contact lenses,   there is no harm if one wears colored contact lenses.    But to wear colored lenses as a source of beautifying the eye-color,  and attracting attention would be forbidden;  simply because the eyes do not constitute part of the women’s ‘aurah’ or covered parts,  and it would be a means to attract the attention of other men.    Thus,  it would be better and purer,  if a believing women would avoid wearing colored contact lenses in front of non-mehram males.

There is absolutely no harm if the wife wears the colored contact lenses in front of her husband and other mehram males.    In front of the husband,   she may wear whatever she likes,   as there is absolutely no veil between a husband and a wife.

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me.  Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

Your Brother in Islam,

Burhan