Body piercing for a Muslim man.

Q. Is it permissible for a Muslim man to have a body piercing? I have seen sisters with nose piercing so I am somewhat unsure. Can you please clarify?

A. No, it is not permissible for a man to have ‘body piercing’. The allowance to pierce the body has only been given to women to a limited extent for the sake of adornment and wearing jewellery. They (the women) are allowed to pierce their ears to wear earrings, and some scholars have given the allowance for them to pierce the nose (one time) to wear a nose ring. No other piercing has been allowed for them.

And Allah knows best.

Mufti Waseem Khan