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IslamQA: Are tattoos permissible in Islam?

Is getting a tattoo haram?

There is a consensus among the various schools of Islamic jurisprudence that tattooing is forbidden in Islam.

Sources: Shaykh Yusuf al-Qaradhawi (Azhar scholar), Dr. Ajeel al-Nashmi (Kuwaiti Islamic studies professor), Dr. Muhammad al-Sha`al (Syrian Islamic studies professor), Imam al-Nawawi.

And God knows best.
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3 years ago

I advise people not to get tattoos as it may result in you being named a disbeliever and hypocrite. It still counts as a tattoo if you get Allah’S name. Do not take this advise offensive.