Fatwa: # 41576
Category: Purity (Tahaarah)
Country: India
Date: 27th January 2019


Will my wudhu be valid if I have mehendi on my nails?


Is it allowed to apply nail mehandi that is made by burning sugar/ jaggery/tea leaves and the evaporated liquid is collected and applied?

It won't peel off..so will wudu be valid?


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

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

If the nail mehendi merely colours the nail like normal mehendi and it does not create a surface above the nail, then it is permissible to use such mehendi. Wudhu and ghusl with such mehendi will be valid.

If the nail mehendi creates a surface above the nail and the mehendi is impermeable, wudhu and ghusl with such mehendi will not be valid. [1]



And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mizanur Rahman

Student, Darul Iftaa



Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



[1]  فتاوی محمودیۃ، مفتی محمود حسن گنگوہی (المتوفى:1416هـ)، جامعۃ فاروقيۃ، کراچی، پاکستان (5/41)

عنوان – پالش ناخن پر لگی رہ جاۓ تو وضوء کا حکم


حلبي صغير مختصر غنية المتملي في شرح منية المصلين ابراهيم بن محمد بن ابراهيم الحلبي (متوفي 956 هـ)، دار الصالح، القاهرة، مصر

وكذا في قوله اغتسلت وقد كان أي الشأن بقي في أظفارها عجين قد جف لم يجز غسلها وكذا الوضوء لا فرق بين المرأة والرجل لأن في العجين صلابة يمنع نفوذ الماء وقال بعضهم يجوز والأول الأظهر

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