The Lajnah ad-Da’imah was asked the following question:
What is the ruling on women who wear wigs to appear attractive to their husbands?
All praise be to Allah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions.
Both husband and wife should make themselves attractive to each other, in ways that endear them to each other, so as to strengthen their relationship, but this has to be within the bounds permitted by the Shari‘ah (Islamic law), and not by doing things that it has prohibited. The wearing of wigs started among non-Muslim women, who were so well-known for wearing them and adorning themselves with them, until this became one of their distinguishing features. If a woman wears a wig and adorns herself with it, even if she does this for her husband, she is imitating the Kafir (disbelieving) women in doing so, which the Prophet (peace be upon him) forbade, saying, “Whoever imitates a people is one of them.” Wigs also come under the ruling on hair extensions, which is even stronger in its prohibition, as the Prophet (peace be upon him) forbade this practice and cursed those who do it.
May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.
AbdulFattaah bin Uthman