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Are Tattoos ‘Haram’?

Tattoos are an upcoming trend. People get varieties of tattoos done for various reasons. It maybe to remember a loved one, a memorable moment, a favorite activity or even for a medical reason. Tattoos also differ in categories like: Henna Tattoos, Temporary tattoos or Permanent tattoos.

When it comes to different communities and religions, tattoos have its prohibitions and reasons too. Islam prohibits tattoos due to several reasons. A very often question asked is “Are tattoos Haram?”. The majority of Muslims consider permanent tattoos to be haram (prohibited), based on hadith of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

It is also stated in a hadith that “cursed are the ones who does tattoos and the one who has a tattoo done.”

Here are some reasons why Islam prohibits tattoos and how it differs from Le Inka.

Permanent Tattoos

Permanent tattoos are forbidden in Islam for some of the following reasons.

  • Tattooing is considered mutilating the body, thus changing Allah’s creation.
  • The process of getting a tattoo induces unnecessary pain and may lead to serious infections.
  • Tattoos are a form of deception as it covers your natural body permanently.                                                                                 

On the other hand, Le Inka is Pain-free, organic and temporary.

Temporary Tattoos

During ablution, a Muslim washes the parts of the body that are generally exposed to dirt. The presence of a temporary tattoo with artificial ingredients may invalidate one’s wudu, as the tattoo sits on top your skin and prevents water from reaching your skin. This may result in prayers not being accepted till it peels off.

Le Inka is no ordinary temporary tattoo. It doesn’t create a barrier for water to reach your skin just like how traditional henna works. It is also purely made of natural ingredients and is cruelty free.

Drawing portraits

There are many hadiths that the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) strictly prohibited the drawing of beings with souls. Islamic art is full of intricate geometries and elegant script, but devoid of any imagery of people, to avoid false idolatry. The tattoo or dye must also be applied and revealed in a way consistent with the rest of Islamic law.

Le Inka free hand ink can be used to create variety of images that are inanimate to avoid falling into the category of “Haram ”

Le Inka has similar components and outcome of henna which has long-standing cultural traditions inbuilt among the Muslim community. Although Muslim scholars has difference of opinion in terms of temporary body art, it eventually depends on the individuals understanding and personal preference.

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