Fatwa: # 42227
Category: Jurisprudence and Rulings...
Date: 10th April 2019


Is buffing your nails haraam?



Is buffing your nails haraam?


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

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

Nail buffing is the act of polishing the nail using buffers of successively finer grit in order to make nails look more consistent and shiny.

It is permissible to buff one’s nails as long as one does not apply paste after buffing the nails, which would prevent water from seeping through to the nails. [1]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Muhammad I.V Patel

Student Darul Iftaa
Lusaka, Zambia

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


 [1] الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (6/ 420)

(قوله الخلخال) كبلبال ويسمى خلخلا ويضم قاموس (قوله للصبي) أي الذكر لأنه من زينة النساء ط (قوله والطفل) ظاهره أن المراد به الذكر مع أن ثقب الأذن لتعليق القرط، وهو من زينة النساء، فلا يحل للذكور، والذي في عامة الكتب، وقدمناه عن التتارخانية: لا بأس بثقب أذن الطفل من البنات وزاد في الحاوي القدسي: ولا يجوز ثقب آذان البنين فالصواب إسقاط الواو (قوله لم أره) قلت: إن كان مما يتزين النساء به كما هو في بعض البلاد فهو فيها كثقب القرط اهـ ط وقد نص الشافعية على جوازه مدني

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