The Official Website of the Office of His Eminence Al-Sayyid Ali Al-Husseini Al-Sistani

A statement by an official source in the office of His Eminence-
Last night His Eminence Ayatollah Sistani had an incidental strain to his left leg which resulted in a fracture to his thigh bone and he will undergo surgery today, God willing, under the supervision of an Iraqi medical team.
We request all believers not to forget praying to Allah the Almighty for his recovery.

Question & Answer » Tattoos

1 Question: Is it permissible to get a tattoo?
Answer: There is no problem in it per se.
2 Question: What is the Islamic law about tattoos? Do they affect the wudhu and ghusl?
Answer: Tattoos are permissible and they do not affect wudhu irrespective of whether they are permanent or temporary.
3 Question: Is it permissible for a woman to get her eyebrows tattooed?
Answer: Since the tattoos are done under the skin, there is no problem. However, if they are considered zinah (adornment) in common view, she must cover them from non-mahram men.
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