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Can you perform namaz while wearing nail polish?



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   Comments: 14     Raters: 1     July 23, 2011 at 5:58pm         


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sajidsarwar (July 24, 2011 at 7:44pm)
if you have brain and you are a true muslim then you have to know Islam properly & act according to its teachings. my answer is "NO" regarding nail polish because i know Islam and its teachings.
QUEBON_GIRL (July 24, 2011 at 5:07pm)
Thornless-rose: You are absolutely right. I rarely wear any nailpolish, but to the Ladies who do perhaps it's just more safer to wear at certain times (if you know what I mean;)

Toughcookie: I'm sure you don't have too:), but it's probably just more convenient to do so. think when one is wearing bracelets and rings for eg it's best to take it off as sometimes the water may not touch the skin or pass properly through the fingers especially when washing hands.
QUEBON_GIRL (July 24, 2011 at 3:23pm)
:)@ Thornless-rose...lol@Uncle. Good response clap clap clap!!!

It seems like all these reponses are going around in circles. Most of us have somewhat the same idea, but different ways of saying it. The question is whether Women are allowed to wear nailpolish at the time of Namaaz? Yes...however as many of us already commented in order for one's Namaaz to be accepted one must complete a pre-requisite (as Thornless messaged) and that is Wudhou. Therefore nail polish, jewlery, make-up etc muct be removed in order for the wudho to be accepted and one's Namaaz complete.

A woman may apply it after Wudhou. However for whatever reason Her Namaaz breaks...She will then have to take off her nailpolish, jewelry, make-up etc and re-do Her Wudho again. We pray 5 times a day. If She wants to apply nailpolish everytime then that's entirely upto Her:)

And yes there are guidelines Muslims need to follow and not make up stuff for our satisfaction. Ofcourse Allah is forgiving and Merciful and has made each man and woman's life easy. For every Sunnah there is a reason behind it...at the end it's upto one to to educate themselves with that reason and follow it correctly.
Shaheed (July 24, 2011 at 12:52pm)
Islam is a way of life. There are some Muslims who are half baked (munafiqs) and their are some who are believers (mumins). The Quran starts out ins Surah Baqarah by clearly identifying three groups of people: those who believe (mumin), those who reject (kafir), and those who say they believe but really do not (munafiq).

"Of the people there are some who say: "We believe in Allah and the Last Day;" but they do not (really) believe. Fain would they deceive Allah and those who believe, but they only deceive themselves, and realise (it) not! In their hearts is a disease; and Allah has increased their disease: And grievous is the penalty they (incur), because they are false (to themselves). When it is said to them: "Make not mischief on the earth," they say: "Why, we only Want to make peace!" Of a surety, they are the ones who make mischief, but they realise (it) not. When it is said to them: "Believe as the others believe:" They say: "Shall we believe as the fools believe?" Nay, of a surety they are the fools, but they do not know. When they meet those who believe, they say: "We believe;" but when they are alone with their evil ones, they say: "We are really with you: We (were) only jesting." Allah will throw back their mockery on them, and give them rope in their trespasses; so they will wander like blind ones (To and fro). These are they who have bartered Guidance for error: But their traffic is profitless, and they have lost true direction, Their similitude is that of a man who kindled a fire; when it lighted all around him, Allah took away their light and left them in utter darkness. So they could not see. Deaf, dumb, and blind, they will not return (to the path). Or (another similitude) is that of a rain-laden cloud from the sky: In it are zones of darkness, and thunder and lightning: They press their fingers in their ears to keep out the stunning thunder-clap, the while they are in terror of death. But Allah is ever round the rejecters of Faith! The lightning all but snatches away their sight; every time the light (Helps) them, they walk therein, and when the darkness grows on them, they stand still. And if Allah willed, He could take away their faculty of hearing and seeing; for Allah hath power over all things. O ye people! Adore your Guardian-Lord, who created you and those who came before you, that ye may have the chance to learn righteousness; "(2:8-21)

The word Muslim means "one who submits to Allah." A Jahil is one who doesn't make his life based on the tenets and rules set forth by Quran and just follows his vain desires. That is why Quran is aptly called the Book of Wisdom and the Book of Guidance. It is also aptly called Quran Al Kareem for it is mercy for the one who follows it. It is also a witness for the one who doesn't follow it. Each soul is in charge of its own deeds and we will all report to Allah on the Day of Judgment and it will be shown to each and every one of us what we have done in this life. It will be a day of happiness for those who worked hard and prepared for it in this life (Inshallah) and it will be a day of sadness/regret/mourning/dread for the one who didn't prepare. It is the difference between a winner and a loser.

When looking for Islamic advice I would recommend looking and finding the best Muslim you can find and asking them. Taking advice from losers will only corrupt and ruin your understanding of Islam as they do not want to see you or anyone else for that matter do the best that you can. It makes them look bad and increases their insecurities.
sipa (July 24, 2011 at 11:05am)
This is the kind of argument that Muslim have and it drives me insane. Who the F*** cares whether you're wearing nail polish or not. The fact that you are standing (or kneeling) before God with an honest and open intentions is enough and more than can be said for 99.9% of the Mullah morons in this world. Let your conscience and not some idiot be your guide.
Shaheed (July 24, 2011 at 3:50am)
In the Hanafi madhab it isn't allowed to put on before wudhu (I believe that's true for the other 3 Madhabs as well). Water has to touch the nails in order for wudhu to be complete. Many times people overlook areas, I was once told that in jahanam there will be a large number of people burning by their feet for not washing the bottom of their feet carefully.

People don't take Islam seriously enough IMO. I highly recommend this book as many people go through their whole lives and don't know how to do wudhu/ghusul/salaat properly.
fhussain49 (July 23, 2011 at 10:56pm)
What's so funny about Shazia? And i just randomly picked a number as an example.

Nail polish wasn't around in the prophets day so this is just everyone extrapolating out what they think god would men in this situation. I can pretty much guarantee he would rather have you pray wearing nail polish than not pray at all. He's not that superficial.
QUEBON_GIRL (July 23, 2011 at 10:29pm)
Yes but like previous comments wudho isn't valid if wearing nail polish as the water isn't touching your skin. The same reason a band-aid should be removed too (unless ofcourse it can't or perhaps it's painful...Allah is forgiving). If wudho is not done properly then Namaaz is invalid too.

If knowing that nail polish should be removed and a person still doesn't...then the intentions are false too.
fhussain49 (July 23, 2011 at 10:14pm)
So we're saying that any prayers made with nail polish on are invalid? On the day of judgement god is going to say - 'Shazia, you did 10,384 prayers with nail polish on. I can't count those so you are going to hell.'

Really? How dumb does that sound. I'm pretty sure god isn't making notes about your nail polish usage but cares more about your intentions.
QUEBON_GIRL (July 23, 2011 at 8:43pm)
Ahhh yes thank you Admirer for explaining the reason behind all of this. Islam-yat classes 101 are coming back to me now:)
Admirer481 (July 23, 2011 at 8:19pm)
Thanks thornless rose!
Admirer481 (July 23, 2011 at 8:10pm)
You are welcome whoever are you :) .. (admirer)
Admirer481 (July 23, 2011 at 7:13pm)
One of the conditions for performing namaz (prayer) is that we need to do wudhu (ablution) or at times ghusl (shower/bath) if it becomes obligatory. While performing wudhu or ghusl, the water should reach to the skin. Nail polish or any nail coverings (like artificial nails) prevent water reaching the nails or/and skin which would invalidate wudhu or ghusl. So won't be able to pray.

You can pray with nailpolish on if you put it on after you made wudhu or ghusl provided that its not made up of haram raw material and that you are within your own family or in the female gatherings (away from na'mahram). This is because nailpolish is a form of beauty for the hands, if worn in front of a non-mahram, and they're attracted by it,.it becomes haram.
I hope this would help in understanding the concept with reasoning. (Admirer)
QUEBON_GIRL (July 23, 2011 at 7:09pm)
Guriarani: I like the idea about press on nails:) I rarely wear nail polish and my nails are short. Ladies: hard to imagine, but I only got a manicure once in my whole life:):):). Yes I heard that too that you can apply nailpolish after wudho. But if we pray 5 times a day, does that mean we have to take off our nail polish each time?

I don't think you can and I don't know the Islamic reasoning behind it, but it's something worth looking into....but I've worn nailpolish at the Mosque and was told by an Auntie that cannot pray with nail polish as my prayers won't be accepted.

I hear wearing henna on your nails is allowed