Applying Henna on the wedding night to the groom’s right hand index finger etc

Question 6: When a husband puts henna on the wedding night, the following takes place: He sits among a group of his friends in the wedding. Then a woman, who may be dressed according to the Islaamic dress code or may be uncovering her arms and hair, comes to them. She places a pot of henna in front of her. After a short time, she puts henna on the groom’s right hand index finger and on the hands of any of friend interested in putting henna. After that the husband starts collecting money from his friends and the attendance. The question now is: Is this practice permissible in the Islaamic Sharee`ah or not? It should be noted that this practice helps the groom with money. Is it permissible for a woman, young or old, to go out in front of men?

Answer: This practice in the mentioned way is not permissible… read more here.

Applying henna to hands and hair during menstruation

Question 150Is it permissible for me to apply henna to my hands and hair during the time of my menstrual period?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. It is permissible for you, for the basic principle in this regard is permissibility since there is no Shar‘ee (Islaamic legal) text to the effect of prohibition… read more here.

Does using henna in hands and feet invalidate Salaah?

Question 67: It is reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said that Wudoo’ (ablution) is not valid if there is paste, nail polish, or mud on the fingers. However, I saw some women putting henna on their hands and feet – and this is a paste – and they perform Salaah (Prayer) with it. Is this permissible, bearing in mind that when they are forbidden to do it they say that it is Taahir (ritually pure)?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. There is no Hadeeth reported that carries these words, as far as we know. What remains on the hand and feet from henna is just its color, and this does not have any effect on Wudoo’, as this has no thickness as paste, nail polish, or mud do… read more here.

Perfumes, Siwak, henna while fasting

Question: Is it permissible for a fasting person to wear perfume or use Siwaak (tooth-cleansing stick) during the daytime? Likewise, is it permissible for women to henna their hair or apply oil?

Answer: It is permissible for a fasting person to apply perfume to the body, head cover, or clothes. However, one should not sniff it through the nose. Siwaak may also be used during the daytime in Ramadaan. In this regard, the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Had it not been for fear of overburdening my Ummah, I would have ordered them to use Siwaak at every Salaah. (Agreed upon by Al-Bukhaaree and Muslim). The Hadeeth broadly applies to Duhr (Noon) and `Asr (Afternoon) Prayers whether one is fasting or otherwise… read more here.