Hajj Ritual

10. Applying Kohl

#246: There are two types of kohl:

1. Black kohl or other types of kohl, which are primarily used for beautification. Applying these as make-up is not permitted. However, their use is permitted for medical reasons.

2. Other types of kohl, which do not serve the purpose of beautification. These are permitted if their use is not intended as make-up, but it is better to refrain from them.

For all types of kohl, no penalty is incurred through their use. However, it is ahwaṯ-ul-awlā to make an expiation of a sheep if one has used a forbidden kind of kohl without a medical necessity.