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I read here that,

“The Jews and the Christians do not dye their hair, so be different from them.” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 3275; Muslim, 2103).

إِنَّ الْيَهُودَ وَالنَّصَارَى لاَ يَصْبُغُونَ، فَخَالِفُوهُمْ

So is keeping grey/white hair not permissible in Islam ? I couldn't find any more references.


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Not every hadith makes a compulsory rule. I consider this hadith outdated because Christians and Jews may nowadays also dye their hair and maybe it has also lost importance to have a different outfit.

  • Dyeing hair here means to dye the gray hair that has emerged from aging, and most Christians and Jews don't actually dye their aging gray hair. It's not referring to teenagers dyeing their hairs green/yellow/brown/etc. Jun 1, 2021 at 6:48
  • I know Silvio Berlusconi and Donald Trump but no Muslim around me who have dyed their gray hair- me, either..
    – Jeschu
    Jun 1, 2021 at 12:16

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