Fatwa: # 40971
Category: Purity (Tahaarah)
Country: Indonesia
Date: 2nd September 2018


Do i have to wash under my toe nails during ghusl?


Do we have to wash under nails of legs during ghusl


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

As-salaamu `alaykum wa-ramatullahi wa-barakatuh.

In principle, one has to wash both his feet up to his ankles thoroughly that not even a single spot remains dry whilst making wudhu.[1]

However, if due to some reason ones nails are long and dirt has accumulated under them, then he has to remove the dirt and wash under his nails. But if the nails are short then washing the feet thoroughly will be sufficient.[2]

And Allah Ta`ala Knows Best.

Hussein Muhammad.

Student Darul Iftaa

Arusha, Tanzania

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


التجريد للقدوري (1/ 122)

وغسل رجليه ثلاثًا وقال: هذا وضوء رسول الله - صلى الله عليه وسلم


الأصل للشيباني ط قطر (1/ 6)

ثم يغسل رجليه ثلاثاً ثلاثاً. قلت: أرأيت إن توضأ مثنى مثنى (7)؟ قال: يجزيه (8). قلت: فإن توضأ واحدة واحدة (9) سابغة؟ قال: يجزيه.


الأصل للشيباني ط قطر (1/ 25)

ثم يغسل قدميه



المحيط البرهاني في الفقه النعماني (1/ 36)

وذكر الشيخ الإمام الزاهد الصفار رحمه الله في «شرحه» : أن الظفر إذا كان طويلاً بحيث يستر رأس الأنملة يجب إيصال الماء إلى ما تحته، وإن كان قصيراً لا يجب إيصال الماء إلى ما تحته


الجوهرة النيرة على مختصر القدوري (1/ 10)

ولو اغتسلت المرأة وتحت أظفارها عجين قد يبس وجف ولم يصل الماء إلى تحت وجب عليها إيصال الماء إلى ما تحته، وأما إذا كان تحت أظفارها وسخ فإنه يجزيها من غير إزالته ولو كان على بدنه قشر سمك أو خبز ممضوغ متلبد وجب إزالته، وكذا الخضاب المتجسد والحناء



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