Black and white hair

Question ID: 26892

Assalmualaikum dear mufti saab
. refering to your 5 part series – Hadhrat Abu Bakr (RA)

What was the reason Nabi (SAW) said to Hadhrat Abu Quhaafa (RA) “change the colour of these hairs but stay away from Black”

Some people say it is a sign of piety to have pure white hair and white beard.

Your advises will be appreciated.

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Asked on March 18, 2014 10:42 pm
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Dyeing the hair black can send a wrong sign or signal - like an old person stating he is young. Black dye can be used during warfare. Colours like brown and red are permissible.

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Answered on March 18, 2014 10:42 pm