23 October 2008

Just A Thought..


..so please don't go all crazy on mee lol. Well, I was thinking about the whole 'not allowed to wear nail varnish' thing yesterday and I had a thought.. just a fleeting idea. OK, so what if you were to perform waduh and wash your hands and nails really well and then put the polish on straight after? As it hardens on the nail it will form a kind or 'barrier' and will stop any dirt getting to the nail just like skins does so all you will have to do the next time you pray is wash as normal to clean anything on the nail polish and your actual nails will stay clean anyway. It sounds logical to me.

Anyway, I'm just posing a question to you so keep the comments respectful please or just 'hold your peace' so to speak lol.

14 comments:

Bellissima Hijabi said...

hmm you know I was thinking this too ! But i don't know the answer also....

Yasmin said...

Well its okay to wear nail polish, but if you broke you wudhu, you would have to take the nail polish off before you can make wudhu again.
Too me its just too much of a hassle, cuz what happens if you just did wudhu put the polish on, then you had to use the bathroom? It would of been a waste of time.

My best suggestion is to just wear at that time of the month because you don't have to worry about it then.

Anonymous said...

Salaam, like yasmine said, if you have to perform wudhu again you would have to remove the nail varnish...I wear nail henna and it looks nice and doesn't chip!!

Anonymous said...

From the sharia point of view, during the time of wudo every part of the skin (needed to be washed for the purposes of wudo) need to be washed. regardless of it being dirty or not. so putting on nail polish will prevent the water from reaching the nails and your wudo won't be made properly. If you really like it, as the sisters said, just put it on during your cycles.

Manija.

M.J. said...

i agree with yasmin. while i'd love to get a french manicure, it's just too much of a hassle

Najm-us-Sahar said...

I wished it could be that way cuz i love nail varnish/polish and french manicure BUT its toooo much of the hassle for not only working ladies but for every muslimah.
So, what I use to do is exactly like other sisters as I wear it only in those days (only way around)

awa said...

this is my question lol: dont wanna seem morbid bt seeing that(from what I understand) muslims are meant to be constantly thinkin abt death- I cant help thinkin abt what if I die with nail polish on, and no1 removes it, and my final ghusl will not be made...Aggghhhh...scary. so i dont wear it- not even during that time of the month...

Zaenab said...

thanks for all your comments girls i think il just where it when i cant pray then..awa: good point actually i never thought of that but i think it would be removed by whoever was washing the body.

Anonymous said...

Salaam ladies,
Actually, when you die, and they do a ghusl on you, your nail polish does not come off. SubhanAllah, a girl that does ghusl for the dead told us that once the you die, for some reason even nail polish remover or metho CANNOT remove the polish. They have to scrape off the top layer of the nail in order to remove the polish. It is a very time consuming job, and besides that, what an awful job it would be to try to remove as much of it as you can before the dead meets Allah SWT. Anyway, if any of you know a sister who washes the dead, you may ask her and she will confirm this. So, as much as I love nail polish, its this thought that stops me from wearing it. SubhanAllah.

Anonymous said...

The thing about nail varnish not coming off a dead person's nails is rubbish, Your nails are dead cells, so after you die how could there be any difference in whether the polish can be removed or not? Ridiculous!

I kinda agree with what youre saying in this post... I mean Wudu is symbolic as much as physical, right? so why would varnish tarnish the symbolic act of Wudu?

Kenya said...

nice post and answers . I have a similar question except it involves makeup . On a regular day do you take off your makeup then perform wudu, pray and apply your makeup again or do you just not wear any makeup at all ? also, are there any makeups you can wear while doing wudu and have your wudu stull be valid?

Zaenab said...

Kenya: Essentially, you have to do wudu and then apply the makeup and if you loose your wudu during the day, the process of redoing your wudu would clean off your makeup. I don't wear makeup so this isn't a problem for me but I have friends who do and if they break their wudu during the day, they wait until they get home to pray. I disagree with this because usually by the time they get home the prayer time has passed but that's just what they do.

I would say loose the slap, I'm sure you are beautiful just as you are :D
Salam
Xxx

Kenya said...

:) thanks alot Zaenab. Salams to you and hope you have a beautiful day

Fatima said...

See here, when your wudu is broken, every centimeter of your body becomes impure,no matter how well kept they are. Like, I see really deeply into your statement, but nail polish can't preserve the cleanliness.
So, once your wudu is broken, you have to keep taking it off and on off and on. So, just wait until the "vacation" time we get. Thats when I do mine!

-Fatima