Coloring the hair on the head and beard black


Assalaam o Alaikum:

recently I heard mufti sahib saying that men should not dye there hair and bearded black, my question is, what if you color the hair and bearded in brown or dark brown  would that be permissible, since it also leaves the hair and bearded looking black although its not black, it looks like black but its either brown or dark brown



Wa Alaikum As Salaam,

Both men and women have been prohibited from coloring in black. Men are allowed to use ‘henna’ to color their hair and beard, once it is not black. Hence, if the color of the ‘henna’ turns out to be brown, or dark brown, there is no harm in using this.

And Allah knows best,

Mufti Waseem Khan