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Belly Button Piercing

Last updated: 14th September 2006
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I have read the answer regarding belly button piercing which refers to showing off the pierced parts. My husband actually wants me to have my belly button pierced because he would like me to wear some jewelry there. I want to know if it is ok to have my belly button pierced for my husband and not for showing off.


Al-jawab billahi at-taufeeq (the answer with Allah's guidance)

It is not permissible to pierce any part of the body other than the ears and the nose for women.

The scholars limited the permissibility of piercing the body to the ears and nose . [Ibn Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar]

Piercing is considered mutilation [muthla] of the body which is unlawful in Islam.

Hence, it would not be permissible to pierce the lip, belly button etc, since that is not considered the adornment for any decent women. [Radd al-Muhtar 5:270]

Therefore, to pierce the lip, belly button, nipples etc, is Haraam even for the pleasure of the husband or ordered by him.

"And do not cooperate in sinfulness and transgression. Have fear of Allah, for Allah is Stern in retribution." (5:2)

And Only Allah Ta'ala Knows Best.

Answer last updated on:
17th September 2006
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Ulamaa ID 04
Location: London