Saturday 14 Jumada al-ula 1440 - 19 January 2019
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Red Dot on woman's forehead

Question

I am doing a project for school and I could you some help. Is the "red dot" on some women's foreheads related to Islam and if so how?.

Answer

Praise be to Allaah

The red dot, which some women place on their foreheads specially in India, has nothing to do with Islam. It is an Indian custom, we were told, Hundos women ware the red dot to imply being married. We were also told that other peoples of India do imitate the Hundos.

We ask Allaah to show the righteous path.

Source: Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid

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