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Halal Or Haram to go for a Minor Plastic Surgery to Look Normal ?

Last updated: 1st December 2019
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Is it possible if you can advise whether or not otoplasty is allowed in Islam? I know that it's not allowed to make someone beautiful. However I do not want to beautify; I just want my ears to look as normal as anyone else, because my ears currently stick out on both side(protruding ear). I would like to perform an otoplasty, which is a small operation that attenuates the back of the ear (cutting, removing cartilage and excess skin, and folding the cartilage to the correct position and fastening it with internal stitches). It does not reduce the size of the ears or reposition them; it just puts them back so they don't come out. This operation also if done correctly it will not harm the overall health.

In the Name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful

‘It will be permissible for you to undergo the otoplasty surgery in order to bring your ears to the normal position.’ [1]


And Allah Ta’āla knows best

24 December 2019 / 27 Rabī’ul Ākhir 1441 AH




في الخانية: وفي الفتاوى: إذا أراد الرجل أن يقطع إصبعا زائدة أو شيئا آخر قال أبو نصر رحمه الله تعالى: إن كان الغالب على من قطع مثل ذلك الهلاك فإنه لا يفعل لأنه تعريض النفس للهلاك وإن كان الغالب هو النجاة فهو في سعة من ذلك
( فتاوى قاضيخان: 3/313 ، دار الكتب العلمية )

( وكذا في الفتاوى الهندية: 5/440 ، دار الكتب العلمية )

Answer last updated on:
24th December 2019
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