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Tuesday 16 Safar 1441 H - October 15, 2019 G



Fatwa: 461

Category: fatwas about jurisprudence principles and jurisprudential rules

The definition of changing the creation of Allah تعالى

The question:

What is the norm regarding changing the creation of Allah تعالى ?

The answer:

All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. Peace and blessing be upon whom Allah sent as a mercy to the Worlds, upon his Family, his Companions and his Brothers till the Day of Resurrection.

We can define the question of changing the creation of Allah تعالى as follows:

“Each change that intervenes in the creation of Allah تعالى by adding or removing, whether the traces remain in what thing like tattooing, making a width between the teeth, or what disappears slowly like in epilation, or in which no trace remains like shaving the beard, all these are included in the interdiction of changing the creation of Allah تعالى. However, we except what is established by a religious text like the practices inherent to the original disposition of the human being (Sunan Al-Fitra), or what can be used in order to push away a harm or remove it, in accordance with the Prophet’s صلَّى الله عليه وسلَّم saying: “There should be neither harming nor reciprocating harm”(1).

The perfect knowledge belongs to Allah عزَّ وجلَّ. Our last prayer is all praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. Peace and blessing be upon our Prophet, his Family, his Companions and Brothers till the Day of Resurrection.

Algiers, Jumâda Al-Ûla 13th, 1427H.
Corresponding to: June 9th, 2006.



(1) Reported by Ibn Mâjah, chapter of “Judgments”, concerning he who builds on his property what harms his neighbor (hadith 2431) and by Ahmad (hadith 2921) on the authority of Ibn `Abbâs رضي الله عنهما. An-Nawawi said as regards the hadith 32 of Al-Arba`în An-Nawawiya : “This hadith has other chains of narration that consolidate each other”. Ibn Radjab approved his statement in Jâmi`Al-`Ulûm Wal Hikam (hadith 378). This hadith is judged authentic by Al-Albâni in Irwâ' Al-Ghalîl (3/408) (hadith 896) and in Ghâyat Al-Marâm (hadith 68).