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Applying Henna on the Hands
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Question: What is the ruling regarding colouring the hands with henna?

Response: Colouring the hands with henna is something which the women are acquainted with, and it is a custom which is practiced for [the purpose of] beautification; So long as therein is beauty for the woman, then it is expected of her to beautify herself for her husband whether or not its application includes the fingernails or not.

Shaykh Ibn 'Uthaymeen
I`laam al-Mu`aasireen bi-Fataawa Ibn `Uthaymeen - Page 211