Have you ever wonder looking for someone with a tattoo in their body? Do you ever think that it must be hurt while the needle comes to their skin? As you have the experience look, or may you are the only have it, it does not matter in art way.
How does Islam look about the tattoo that put on your body? At an Islamic wedding, there is a lot of henna tattoo to make the bride more beautiful. Is it the same way tattoo? Of course not, we talk about the permanent tattoo.
It made with inks and needle that put directly to your parts of your body. The tattoo can be claimed as sin in Islam so that we should avoid it and make some Duas keep away from sin.
In the Islamic way, everything that makes us harm is haram to do. So that includes the needle that put on your body with the ink when you get a tattoo. It will be hurtful though.
That is why the tattoo is haram in Islam. Besides, the tattoo will hinder you from the water you use before having a prayer.
In wudhu, it means to purify us with the water so that the water should touch the skin. But, with a tattoo, the water can’t reach the skin properly.
It because a permanent tattoo is made from a spot of ink that can avoid the water. In Islam, the wudhu will not be accepted before the water get through the skin properly.
Where In The Quran Does It Say?
Based on the Quran surah An Nisa verses 118-119 mentions people that influenced by the devil to change from what Allah’s creatures in their body. It includes the tattoo.
لَّعَنَهُ اللّٰهُ ۘ وَقَالَ لَاَتَّخِذَنَّ مِنْ عِبَادِكَ نَصِيْبًا مَّفْرُوْضًاۙ – ١١٨
وَّلَاُضِلَّنَّهُمْ وَلَاُمَنِّيَنَّهُمْ وَلَاٰمُرَنَّهُمْ فَلَيُبَتِّكُنَّ اٰذَانَ الْاَنْعَامِ وَلَاٰمُرَنَّهُمْ فَلَيُغَيِّرُنَّ خَلْقَ اللّٰهِ ۚ وَمَنْ يَّتَّخِذِ الشَّيْطٰنَ وَلِيًّا مِّنْ دُوْنِ اللّٰهِ فَقَدْ خَسِرَ خُسْرَانًا مُّبِيْنًا – ١١٩
“Allah’s curse, and (the devil) said, “I will definitely partake of your servants, and I will certainly warn them, and I will raise up empty dreams of them and I will tell them to cut off the ears of cattle, (so that they actually cut them), and I will tell them to change God’s creation, (so that they actually change them) ). ” Whoever makes Satan a protector other than God, truly, he suffers a real loss.” (QS 4: 118-119)
What Makes Tattoo Harmful?
A Tattoo made for some reason for the people who get the tattoo. They claim it is as a sign or symbol for something they admired. It becomes harmful because some of them make the tattoo as a bad symbol or so. Following this below makes the tattoo becomes forbidden in so much way:
- Including a bad message
- Symbol for sexual behaviour
- Assign some religion’s symbol
- Insulting some religions
- Insulting some cultures
- And etc.
Following these things above make sense that tattoos are getting banned and not permissible. Not only in Islam but also in most of the religions that exist in this world. On the other hand, there also some tattoo regulations that banned under the law in some countries such as Japan, Malaysia, and Sri Lanka. Once you get a tattoo you will be wanting more, then you only repeating the same sin.
Can You Have A Prayer With a Tattoo?
Meanwhile, tattoos are haram in Islam, that does not mean you can’t have a pray while your body covers with a tattoo. You still can do a daily five prayers if you can manage to remove them.
Because removing tattoos becomes more painful so it is permissible to have them. Instead of harming yourself, it is better to keep them.
Commonly, most of the case about praying with tattoos on the body comes to them that reverted becomes a Muslim. They believe repenting their act from the past while they got the tattoo is much better than trying so hard to remove them painfully. Indeed, Allah is merciful and loves them who do not harm themselves. Besides, there are purposes of believing in Allah for Muslims.
Why Some People Say That Tattoo Is Lawful?
In some Islamic cultures such as in Afghanistan, Iraq, or Palestine you will find people tattooing themselves. It becomes halal or lawful if the tattoo does not harm them or anybody. They used ink for decoration and it is a traditional culture for a long time ago. They classified the tattoos becomes two parts:
- Tattoo that goes inside or under the skin
- Tattoo that goes above the skin
The cultures don’t stop there to make a tattoo, people used to make tattoos for their slaves as the sign of their property. That is why, when the Prophet Muhammad saw this matter he said that tattoos are not in line with the Islamic way. It is against Allah’s will and it becomes unlawful since then.
Can Muslim Get A Tattoo?
Muslims can get a tattoo with some conditions. First of all, it has to be done with not make any harm or hurtful to them. Second, the tattoo has to be done without any intentions.
It can be such as a symbol or sign to some group or so, it will be unlawful to do. Anything that changes Allah’s creature is unlawful such as the law of botox and filter in Islam.
Islam loving peace the most so that makes a symbol for some group intentionally banned. The last important thing if you want to get a tattoo is that it must be a temporary tattoo.
It such as made by henna or other inks like henna so that the water still can reach your skin while you take a wudhu before pray.
So, there some glance about why tattoo is haram in Islam? Are you still want to get a tattoo after this? Be careful of the needle because it will harm your health. It is better to make a way on how to improve your health in Islam.