Sometimes we do make up in some occasions or for other purposes, or in front our husband. In this case, can we pray with make up?


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Judging from online fatawa (below), this is ordinarily acceptable. Some concerns arose:

  1. the purity of the makeup,
  2. the makeup possibly invalidating wudu, and
  3. the possibility of wearing makeup in front of non-mahram men.

Islam Q&A fatwa Is a woman’s prayer wearing make-up considered permissible?:

It should be noted that it is not permissible for a woman to wear makeup in front of non-mahram men, because she is commanded to cover her face in front of them and because wearing makeup is an adornment that leads to fitnah. If she does that and then prays, she will have the reward for her prayer but she will have the burden of sin for tabarruj (wanton display).

See also Praying with nail polish and Types of make-up that affect wudoo and ghusl.

IslamWeb fatwa Praying wearing makeup and nail polish:

A woman can pray with her makeup and nail polish in her house or in any other place where no alien man can see her. But if she needs to make Wudu or bath (Ghusul) then she has to remove only that makeup or nail polish which stops water from reaching her skin. --

See also Praying while wearing make-up, IslamWeb.

Qibla.com fatwa Can I pray with makeup on, sourced from IslamQA.org:

You can pray with make-up on if you are sure that it is pure. Since some make-up products contain impurities, you need to make sure that the one you put on does not contain any impure ingredients.

Qibla.com fatwa I made wudu and applied lipstick, sourced from IslamQA.org:

It is valid to pray with lipstick or other make-up on, if one has applied it after having made wudu, because water would have reached the skin and lips.

MuftiOnline.co.za declared someone's prayer valid after performing wudu with light makeup.

Seekers Path fatwa [Q-ID0113] Women wearing makeup when performing Salah:

Yes, it is allowed to pray your salah whilst wearing makeup, provided the wudu and ghusl was performed correctly.

Islam Helpline Prayer in Makeup and nail polish:

There is absolutely no harm if a believing woman wishes to offer her prayers in her full make-up, provided she is completely covered as is the command of adornment in prayer for women.

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