does islam allow hair transplant

None of the body’s organs remain perfect throughout life. As we continue to age, sometimes it’s the skin that makes us worried due to imperfections, acne, wrinkles, and others, while most of the time, it is our hair that keeps on falling. We have always thought of and are still thinking, and doing the same oiling your hair once a week is just a completely healthy haircare routine. Still, it’s never enough because sometimes the only solution is the correction, not preventing hair from falling. Hair Transplant in Dubai can help, but Muslims get confused about whether it’s permissible in Islam to have the treatment or not. 

Firstly, you need to know what a hair transplant is and how it gets done, and then its allowance in Islam.

What is Hair Transplant?

A hair transplant is a surgical process that does hair rejuvenation and transforms a person’s hair look by taking hair follicles and placing them in the required area. For the person who needs to get their scalp rejuvenated, the same person’s hair follicles from the thicker and healthy side are used to place them in the area with hair loss. No other person’s involvement is needed. 

How Hair Transplant is Performed?

The procedure can be easily performed in a doctor’s office without requiring a clinic/hospital stay.

The hair expert cleans the scalp and then injects a numbing solution into the head’s back to make the hair transplant procedure comfortable for the patient.

Then, one of the below-mentioned hair transplant types is selected, and the further procedure carries on.

Hair Transplant Types:

There are two hair restoration methods with natural results and a higher customer satisfaction rate. Both work best and get chosen by the hair expert according to the patient’s needs.


FUT represents Follicular Unit Transplant, a surgical hair restoration technique that works by taking a strip of healthy hair follicles from the giver’s site or the back of the head. Hairs from the back of the patient’s head are usually prefered to be taken as they are naturally healthy and fuller, and there are minimum chances of baldness. The procedure continues by dividing a group of hair follicles into hundreds of tiny grafts or in small groups. 

In the meantime, the practitioner makes tiny holes in the receiving area, and then the prepared grafted hair follicles are placed in them.


FUE represents Follicular Unit Extraction. This process is made to attain the same results provided by the FUT but with slightly different techniques with minimized discomfort, shorter recovery and downtime, and lesser scars while addressing the FUT’s disadvantages. 

The practitioner takes individual hair follicles from the back of the head rather than taking a strip of hair follicles for a more realistic and fuller-looking scalp. Unlike FUT, in FUE treatment, the hair transplant expert makes tiny incisions in the recipient area and then individually harvested hair follicles are placed on the receiving side. 

Hair Extensions:

Hair extensions are the fake hairs of other humans used to clip or sew in someone’s scalp, in their original hairs, who is bald or has thinner hairs. The hair extensions are placed on someone’s head to make their hair look longer and appear fuller. More accurately, giving them shiny and thicker hair that looks fake. 

Hair Extensions Prohibition:

A hair extension is prohibited in Islam as they look deceiving; applying someone’s hair to your head for deceiving purposes creates a fake look and unacceptance of Allah’s creation. Hair Extension was a widespread practice in the era of our Beloved Prophet Hazrat Muhammad Sallalahu Alayhi Wa Aalehi Wassalam. It was narrated in a hadith. The inference says that He told about the disallowance of hair extensions in Islam as Allah has cursed the woman who applies for the extension and the one who asks to use it. 

Is Hair Transplant Haram Too?

Most people want their damaged and thin hairs and baldness to be repaired, but they are not sure does Islam allow hair transplant.

Religious scholars have different opinions about it but primarily consider it a Halal procedure because, firstly, it’s not deceiving as the patient’s natural hairs are used in their head. Secondly, it’s not denying or correcting(Nauzubillah) what Allah has created and blessed you with but repairing the damaged hair. 

FUT OR FUE? The Difference!

FUT technique has been used as surgical hair restoration therapy for decades, but surgery is prolonged so is the downtime and recovery. The incision scars will be prominent.

Other than FUT, FUE has lesser complications and shorter recovery and downtime, but the surgery takes more or less equal time. 

Before discussing its allowance in Islam, Let’s make some points on the Hair Extensions, which are actually haram in Islam.

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