Category: Jurisprudence and Rulings (Fiqh)
Fatwa#: 40148
Asked Country: United States

Answered Date: Mar 07,2018

Title: Maya Cosmetics

Question

I work with Maya Cosmetics in the USA. We manufacture and distribute halal nailpolish all around the world. We would love to be reviewed by your committee as it would bring strength to our brand and to truly show an alternative for woman around the world who would love to paint their nails without the guilt! We are already ceritified by IFANCA and Darul Qassim! But having you certify us as well will be a major benefactor!

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

We have seen the certifications on the Maya Cosmetics website. Many companies have introduced “breathable” or “water based” nail-polish. Their claim is that the enamel in these nail-polish allows water-vapours to pass through. In order for us to determine the water permeability of the nail polish we require testers. Thereafter we will conduct tests and use expert biochemists to assist us in issuing a ruling.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Huzaifah Deedat

Student Darul Iftaa
Lusaka, Zambia 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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