Hazrat Ali’s Statement Regarding White Hair

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A man came to the service of Hazrat Ali (R.A.) and said, “Hazrat Ali (AS) says that Allah has a purpose for everything.” Why our hair is white, what is the meaning of this? That is to say, and the Imam said that when Adam came to earth, and he began to grow old, his hair began to turn white.

When Adam saw his hair turning white, he asked Allah, “O my God, why is my hair turning white?” So Allah said, that white hair indicates old age, old age, and abundance in experiences. Gray hair prevents a person from having sexual desires and makes it clear that he has life experiences that he can use to improve his decisions. O man, remember, Allah likes the advice of the elders more than the zeal of the young.

The Prophet (SAWW) said: There will be a people in the last days who will apply the black dye and them…!

Jabir (R.A.) narrates Translation: On the day of the conquest of Makkah (Abu Bakr’s father), Abu Qahafa was brought. His head and beard were as white as saffron (a tree with white flowers). The Prophet (SAWW) said, ‘Replace this whiteness and avoid ink.’ Mohammed-peace be upon him-said:

Translation: Take them to some of their wives.

Change their whiteness and protect them from ink.” Imam al-Nawawi (R.A.) said:

Translation: “According to the correct view, black dyeing is haraam. It has also been said that black dyeing is a trick. Mukhtar’s word is haraam because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: Beware of black dye. Allama Abdul Rahman Mubarakpuri (may Allah have mercy on him) says Translation: “The saying of the Prophet (SAWW) “Ajtanbwa al-Sawad” is a clear proof of the prohibition of black dyeing.” Hafiz Ibn Hajar Asqalani (may Allah have mercy on him) said: Translation: It is permissible to apply dyeing except black dyeing. This is because Imam Muslim has narrated from Jabir (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (SAWW) said: “Change its whiteness and save it from ink.” 1 says: Translation: “The narrators agree on the condemnation of dyeing the hair of the head and beard.” Then he says: Translation: “It is true that black dyeing is haraam.” Allama Safarini has quoted: Translation: “There is agreement on the ugliness of black dye. There is a Shariah text on it. Anas (R.A.) narrated: Translation: “The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: Change the white hair and do not bring it close to the ink.” Translation: Anas ibn Malik said: We were with the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) one day. The Jews came to him. The Prophet (SAWW) saw his white beard and said: What do you have, why don’t you paint them. It was said that they dislike it. The Prophet (SAWW) said: (O Muslims) but change your color and we will avoid ink. Allama Haithami says that the authenticity of this hadith is beautiful. From this hadith it is known that it was the duty of the Jews to change the whiteness of their hair. Muslims avoid black dyeing and prefer other dyeing. Translation: Ibn’ Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allaah (SAWW) said: There will be people in the last days who will be dyed black like doves. They will not even smell of heaven.” This hadith also explicitly indicates the prohibition of black dyeing because the promise is strong. Translation: It is narrated from Ibn Abbas that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: There will be people in the last days who will blacken their hair. Allah will not look at them (mercy). Translation: It is narrated on the authority of Abu Darda ‘that the Messenger of Allah (SAWW) said: Whoever puts black dye or Allah will blacken his face on the Day of Resurrection. From the above six hadiths, it is known that black dyeing has been strongly condemned in the Shari’ah, and a strong promise has been made against it. Therefore, it is haraam, and the sin is great.

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