Originally Posted by syilla
'Amr ibn Shu'ayb reported from his grandfather that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "Do not pluck out white hair. It will be the light of a Muslim on the Day of Rising." [at-Tirmidhi]
What about colouring? Can we colour them?
colouring white hair you mean?
well you are allowed to dye them:
Qatadah R.A. reports: "I asked Anas R.A., 'Did Rasulullah
(Sallallahu alaihe wasallam)
dye his hair?'" He replied: "The hair of Rasulullah (Sallallahu
alaihe wasallam) did not reach such a stage where one would use a dye.However Rasulullah (Sallallahu alihe wasallam) did have a few white hair on his temples, on the other hand Abu Bakr R.A. dyed his hair with Hina and Katm." At- Tirmidhi
Katm is a type of grass, which is used for dying the hair. Some people say that the colour of Katm is black, and if mixed with Hina it becomes red. Others say the colour of Katm is green, and when mixed with Hina it gives a black tint. Mulla Ali Qari says: 'The one that gives more colour is considered. If more Katm is used the dye becomes black and if more Hina is used, it becomes red'. The use of both colours are permissible, but black should not be used. It has been forbidden in the ahaadith to use a totally black dye.
As someone else stated its forbidden to change hair with black dye:
“Change this white hair but avoid black.” (See Saheeh Muslim, 5476).
“There will be people at the end of time who will dye their hair black like the crops of birds; they will not even smell the fragrance of Paradise.” (Narrated by Abu Dawood, 4212; al-Nasaa’i, 8/138; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami’, 8153