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” Halaal ” Nail Polish?

Title: Is it permissible to use ‘Halaal’ nail polish?
Question

 

View regarding the so called halal nail polish.  Is it permissible to use even though it maybe waterproof? Nabi saw haduth – he who imitates a nation is one of them .. In this regard would nail polish be permissible to use.

Nowadays trend of wearing a lot of make up, what advise can I give to my fellow sisters about this issue ?

Answer

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

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

We are not aware of any halaal nail polish. A test was conducted on some nail polish which claimed to be water permeable. However the results proved otherwise.

Wudhu is the prerequisite for the validity of salah. One should exercise extreme precaution in ensuring the wudhu is valid.  Shari`ah permits a woman to adorn herself and in fact encourages her to do so for her husband.  See the following;

{لَا جُنَاحَ عَلَيْهِنَّ فِي آبَائِهِنَّ وَلَا أَبْنَائِهِنَّ وَلَا إِخْوَانِهِنَّ وَلَا أَبْنَاءِ إِخْوَانِهِنَّ وَلَا أَبْنَاءِ أَخَوَاتِهِنَّ وَلَا نِسَائِهِنَّ وَلَا مَا مَلَكَتْ أَيْمَانُهُنَّ وَاتَّقِينَ اللَّهَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ كَانَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ شَهِيدًا} [الأحزاب: 55]

Translation:

There is no sin on them (the wives of the Prophet and all Muslim women) for (speaking socially to and being seen by) their fathers, sons, their brothers, their sons brothers, the sons of their sisters, their fellow women and their slave women. (However) they should fear Allah (and still cover the necessary parts of their bodies). Indeed Allah is Witness over everything.

سنن النسائي (6/ 68)

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، قَالَ: قِيلَ لِرَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: أَيُّ النِّسَاءِ خَيْرٌ؟ قَالَ: «الَّتِي تَسُرُّهُ إِذَا نَظَرَ، وَتُطِيعُهُ إِذَا أَمَرَ، وَلَا تُخَالِفُهُ فِي نَفْسِهَا وَمَالِهَا بِمَا يَكْرَهُ»

Translation:

Abu Hurairah (radiyallahu anhu) narrates that the Prophet (sallalahu alayhi wa sallam) was asked: ‘Which woman is best?’ He said: ‘The one who makes him happy when he looks at her, obeys him when he commands her, and she does not go against his wishes with regard to herself nor her wealth.'”

 

However in doing so, it must be within the limits of the Shari`ah. Hereunder is a list various items used for beautifications, with their respective rulings.

 

Permissible items

  • Hena
  • Eyeliner
  • Surma
  • Nose piercing  and earrings (When performing wudhu, ensure water reaches the pierced area)

Note: It is impermissible to pierce any other part of the body besides the ears and the nose.

  • Fragrance only for the husband (when the alcohol is not made from grapes or dates
  • Removing facial hair such as beard/moustache (only for women
  • Nail polish(should be removed for wudhu)
  • Fake nails (should be removed for wudhu)
  • Lipstick (on condition there are no impurities in it)
  • Creams and powders  (on condition there are no impurities in it)
  • Fake eyelashes (permissible as long as they are not made from human or pig hair)
  • Eyeshadow (on condition there are no impurities in it)
  • Mascara (on condition there are no impurities in it)
  • Hair extensions (permissible as long as they are not made from human or pig hair
  • Hair dye (permissible besides black)
  • Wigs (permissible as long as they are not made from human or pig hair and not worn for deception)
  • Coloured contact lenses (permissible for beatification, not for deception).

Note: if any of the above items represent fashion and style of immoral people, then it is impermissible

Impermissible items

  • Cutting hair in layers
  • Shaping eyebrows

Disliked items

  • Long nails (disliked, they are against fitrah)
  • Following trends and fashion (disliked)

 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Hafizurrahman Fatehmahomed

Student Darul Iftaa
Netherlands

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

 

 

 

 

Overview
Item Permissible Impermissible Permissible on condition Disliked
Hena X      
Eyeliner X      
Surma X      
Nose piercing X      
Earrings X      
Fragrances/ aftershave which contain alcohol besides dates and grapes  X      
Removing facial hair (such as beard/moustache) X      
Cutting hair in layers   X    
Shaping eyebrows   X    
Nail polish     Not mixed with any impurities  
Fake nails     Must be removed for wudhu  
Lipstick     Not mixed with any impurities  
Creams and powders     Not mixed with any impurities  
Fake eyelashes     Not made from human or pig hair  
Hair extensions     Not made from human or pig hair  
Wigs     Not made from human or pig hair  
Hair dye     Any colour besides black  
Eyeshadow     Not mixed with any impurities  
Mascara     Not mixed with any impurities  
Coloured contact lenses     Not worn for deception  
Mascara     Not mixed with any impurities  
Long nails       X
Following fashion and trends       X

 

 

Note: if any of the above items represent fashion and style of immoral people, then it is impermissible

 

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