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Is cosmetic surgery haram
« on: September 01, 2019, 01:15:50 PM »

If a person has always been insecure about a feature and changing it would get rid of that insecurity, would it be allowed?

'And I will mislead them, and I will arouse in them [sinful] desires, and I will command them so they will slit the ears of cattle, and I will command them so they will change the creation of Allah." And whoever takes Satan as an ally instead of Allah has certainly sustained a clear loss.' 4:119

What is the above verse referring to? I don't think slitting the ears of cattle is for the sake of making them look better...

When it comes to other methods of trying to look better, people get haircuts, pluck their eyebrows, lose/ gain weight etc. Isn't cosmetic surgery just another way to try to I guess beautify oneself?



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Re: Is cosmetic surgery haram
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2019, 06:29:28 PM »
If it's only a cosmetic thing, I think it's more Quranic to learn to accept parts of yourself that you're insecure about and be grateful for what you have.

3:6 It is He who forms you in the wombs however He wills. There is no deity except Him, the Exalted in Might, the Wise.


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Re: Is cosmetic surgery haram
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2019, 07:55:03 AM »

Why the person do not depend his true creator if he really believes that there is a creator behind his existence & sustenance who is Just to all of His creation and capable of anything at anytime?

Why the creator made him/her abnormal?

Ponder over verses like 24:61.
Note that diseases/disabilities not mentioned in 2:155.

Examples of healing diseases/disabilities/defects in the Qur’an (3:49, 5:110)
17:89 And We have dispatched to the people in this Qur’an from every example, but most of the people refuse except (insisting) disbelief! (also 18:54, 30:58)

There is no specific mentioning of medicines/physicians/surgery etc. in the Qur’an, while diseases/illnesses/disabilities etc. mentioned! The Qur’an says it is complete.

Also, 31:17, 2:45-46, 153 etc.

Whatever scientific/technological developments we have, all these are happened/happening without having a proper understanding of the basics of our existence! I.e. even after all these interesting advancements, the so called ‘evolved humans’ are still not able to find a satisfactory explanation for ‘life’ and ‘death’.
The conditions of earth became/becoming worse than ever. Still, we think we are evolving!
-my current understanding. Verify for yourself-17:36.
"Inform My servants that I am the Forgiver, the Merciful. And that My punishment is a painful retribution." [15:49-50]


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Re: Is cosmetic surgery haram
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2019, 11:34:28 PM »
Cosmetic surgery has a proper usage when somebody is maimed, deformed or otherwise made a source o curiosity by some accident or hurts.

Also when the defect is from birth but still obviously a defect. If the person hs the courage to sumit herself to surgery it is a helpt rather than being the target of curiosity.



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Re: Is cosmetic surgery haram
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2019, 03:33:08 AM »

Cosmetic surgery will not necessarily rid one of a persons insecurities even if they may think (or strongly believe) it will.

I think one thing you learn through reading Quran is that not everything is haram and not everything is black and white.

We all have blind spots.
Follow your heart but take your brain with you.
ambiguity is there for a reason, why do you think?
We're all different, so how can we all be equal?