Is Belly Piercing Haram or Halal In Islam?

Women and men have been adorning themselves in this way for many years since piercing came into fashion.

Women mostly do piercings on the eyebrows, lips, nose, navel, and even on intimate parts of the body such as breasts and genitals.

Among men, it is a little less common and men wear piercings on their eyebrows next to their ears and rarely on their lips.

This type of body decoration is different from the ear decoration that we are all used to.

Piercing is done by inserting a needle through the part of the body that we want to decorate and then putting on the ring.

A gun cannot be used to pierce the skin, as in the case of putting earrings on the ear.

The difference is also that the piercing is much more painful and the wound is larger and therefore more prone to infections, which of course depends on the area where the piercing will be done.

Hygiene is of key importance for a successful piercing before, during, and after it is performed.

Every piercing we put on damages our skin and tissue and many people are against it as they are against tattoos that you will have to hide for the rest of your life.

But unlike a tattoo, this mussel can be removed, but the needle holes will remain, which will be visible even when you remove the mussel from the navel or the eyebrow, for example.

So the scars will remain in any case, so it’s up to you to think whether you will undergo this type of decoration or not.

However, in Islam, this is something that causes many controversies, and whether you will do a piercing or not in Islam does not depend on you, but on the Muslim law and their holy book, the Quran.

Is Belly Piercing Haram or Halal In Islam? 

It is made clear in the Koran that any form of self-mutilation is a mortal sin, and piercing is considered damaging one’s flesh and endangering one’s health by one’s own will, and this is considered abnormal and sinful in every sense of the word and is prohibited by law.

For example, a Muslim woman is allowed to put make-up on her face and body if she wants to be kept for her husband, but she must not wear it in public and it must not be seen by men and people who are not related to her by blood.

A Muslim woman is forbidden to harm her body, and a navel piercing is something that would harm it once and for all.

It is a scar that she would have to carry with her for the rest of her life and is against the Muslim faith and customs.

Even in Western culture, piercing causes controversy, while some consider it a beautiful decoration on the body, some consider it vulgar, and a person in that way only wants to draw attention to themselves in that way.

Some people are addicted to this kind of decorating themselves so much that they have gone to the extreme in this matter and even endanger their lives by putting piercings on parts of the body where they should not be.

Based on this, can you then imagine the position of a Muslim cleric on this type of body decoration?

Among other things, even if it were allowed to be worn in public, navel piercing would be absolutely unnecessary, because Muslim women are not allowed to reveal and show their bodies in public, and then what would be the point of putting a navel piercing at all?

Therefore, Islamic culture has made it clear that piercing is Haram and that it should not be done at all, because it is considered mutilation of the body that Allah himself gave them and that their body is Allah’s and they must take care of it in all ways, let alone God forbid it occurs to them to deliberately damage it.

Women are only allowed to wear earrings on their ears and nose and nowhere else.

A Muslim woman must obey and respect her husband at all times and obey his commands, but in the event that he asks her to put a piercing on her navel because he likes it for some reason, she must refuse him, that’s why this is something that she must not do to herself, and Muslim husbands must be aware that they must not ask and demand this from their wives, no matter how much they like it.

Also, considering that piercing has become fashionable and gained momentum, especially in Western culture and among people who are known to the general public, such as actors and singers, Muslims believe that this would be an act of promoting a culture that is not their own, and therefore they do not want to identify with to them.

This all sounds quite strict and radical, but when we think about it a little more, Muslim culture values and respects everything that is natural.

It is a nation that appreciates and respects its body, eating healthy and avoiding destroying the natural beauty of its body, with piercings, tattoos, etc…

Many people have regretted putting this type of jewelry on themselves because they either endangered their health because of it or because they didn’t like how it looked on them, but after removing the earring, they are left with a scar that they will have to carry for the rest of their lives.

The Muslim community immediately made it clear what it thought about this kind of “beautification” of the body and banned it from the very beginning, even before women could even think of wanting to have, say, a navel piercing.

Is nose piercing allowed in Islam?

Again, on the other hand, ear and nose piercing in female persons in Muslim communities are allowed.

As far as men are concerned, any kind of wearing a ring is strictly prohibited and it is considered to be an ornament that should be worn exclusively by women.

This is written in the holy book Koran and all rules should be strictly followed.

Although it is the 21st century, the Muslim community firmly adheres to all old customs and laws.

Even though a Muslim woman lives abroad where Muslims are a minority, she must respect all the rules that apply to her as a member of the Muslim nation.

If you live and work, for example, in France, which passed a law in 2011 that prohibits Muslim women from wearing the hijab and completely covering their body, they dress in such a way that they do not show more of their body than their jacket and face.

So again, it would be unnecessary to do a navel piercing, because it would not be visible.

In any case, it is Haram and it is forbidden and you should not even think about it.

Western and European culture has absolutely no prohibitions related to this area and everyone is allowed to do what they want with their body.

Many have decorated their body so much with piercings that they have changed their personal description and don’t even look at themselves anymore.

This is something that is already a disorder in a certain person and a problem that he does not see in himself.

It’s okay to wear a discreet decoration in the form of a piercing, but when it goes too far, especially on a man, it doesn’t look like anything.

More about piercings

A small number of people know, and just some are aware that the piercings do not conceive in modern society, but that it goes back years and years before we think they started.

Individuals from nearly every culture throughout the past have embellished their bodies by wearing pieces of jewelry and having numerous piercings on their bodies, and the reason behind it was in the majority of cases if you can believe it, a religious one.

They have pierced their bodies, and very commonly it was as a sacrifice, for religious motives.

Archaeologists have discovered mummies with ears that were pierced; and if you can believe it goes back to almost 2000 B.C.

And if you take a look at the cultures from all over the world, from any part of the world, you will be able to see that their people have also pierced different parts of their bodies, not only their ears and noses but also their cheeks, noses, lips, etc.

Times have changed, and what is modern and what is not has changed, but people love to pierce their bodies.


By law, Muslims must protect their bodies from such things, and any intentional and conscious self-harm is punishable and against the Muslim faith.

They believe that Allah gave them the womb and therefore he owns it and that it is not up to them to decide what to do with it.

Given that this is something that is written in the holy book the Koran itself, the Ulema have nothing to argue and explain or decide on this issue because the Koran cannot be changed.

If it states that any form of harming one’s body is a sin, then it means that it is something that must be respected.

There are various ways in which a woman can decorate her body, which is itself a creation of flawless beauty.

Since it is forbidden for a Muslim woman to harm her body, she can wear jewelry around her waist with a pearl that will be at the level of the navel and which her husband might like.

Jewelry can always be removed and does not damage the skin or endanger our health and is allowed.

This is something that should be taught to the young generation, that it is always better to have something that we can take off if we get bored without leaving an ugly scar on our body.

When piercing the navel, there is a great danger to health.

It can happen that if someone who doesn’t understand anatomy does it, the needle will go through the flesh to hit your nerve and cause you a big health problem.

It can lead to severe bleeding and infection, sepsis, and your health can be seriously endangered this way, and that is something that Allah has forbidden.

He forbade the body to knowingly take risks for our health and should be guided by this when something like this comes to your mind.

Muslims believe that their body is Allah’s creation and that they must take care of it and take care of it properly, in order to live on earth for a long time, grateful that they got life from him.

Therefore, it is only allowed for women to wear ear piercings on the ears and on the nose, and only on the side of the nose, no septum piercing, but one that will not cause great discomfort and severe pain.

But even these types of piercings, which are otherwise allowed, should be avoided during Ramadan, because there is a possibility that it will hurt you and that is not good because it is forbidden to inflict pain on ourselves during our life, especially during Ramadan.

As for Muslim men, it is forbidden for them to decorate themselves with women’s “feathers” and for this reason, they are not even allowed to pierce their noses, because that is something with which only and exclusively women decorate and shape their faces. Allah bestowed upon them.

Just as women are not allowed to disguise themselves as men, men are also not allowed to disguise themselves as women, and this ring on the nose would mean exactly that.

Everything that is written in the holy book Koran must be respected and appropriated strictly and without question.

Everything that the Ulema prohibited must also not be practiced and must also be avoided and respected because that is the law and it must be unless otherwise prescribed and written.

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