I have big long front teeth and they are projected a bit outwards.

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One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:

I have big long front teeth and they are projected a bit outwards, I have been mocked about it as a child for a very long time and I hated it. As I grew up I'm slowly accepting it, but I still hate it, every time I smile I feel self-conscious about it. I want to file it so my teeth get shorter. Doing so, it might make me look better and I know beatification such as plastic surgery is harram in Islam

Can I file my teeth?

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File re arrange teeth plastic

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Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 82 Surah Infitaar verses 6-8:

6        O man!  What has seduced thee from thy Lord, Most Beneficent?

7        Him Who created thee.  Fashioned thee in due proportion, and gave thee a just bias;

8        In whatever Form He Wills,  does He put thee together.


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah Nisaa verses 118-121:

118    Allah did curse him (the Shaitaan) but he said: "I will take of Thy servants a portion marked off.

119    "I will mislead them and I will create in them false desires;  I will order them to slit the ears of cattle,  and to deface the (fair) nature created by Allah."   Whoever forsaking Allah takes Satan for a friend,  hath of a surety suffered a loss that is manifest.

120    Satan makes them promises and creates in them false desires; but Satan's promises are nothing but deception.

121    They (his dupes) will have their dwelling in hell,  and from it they will find no way of escape.


Respected Sister in Islam, if one is born with an abnormality, or a deficiency, or one’s body parts are damaged or one has had an accident, etc….the good scholars and jurists in Islam are absolutely unanimous in their opinion that there is no harm if one makes use of the modern advancements in medical knowledge and surgery to repair their abnormality.  But to change or alter one’s body parts for no apparent or valid reason, but only as an adornment or beautification through artificial methods like plastic surgery, etc. is absolutely against the guidance of Allah and His Messenger (saws). 


In your particular case, if you were to seek modern methods of surgery to repair the abnormality of your teeth, there would be absolutely no sin or blame upon you….and Allah Alone Knows Best.


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone.  Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your brother and well wisher in Islam,






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