" Is wudu acceptable when nail polish is on.?

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Dear Brother ASalaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

 

My Question is

" Is wudu acceptable when nail polish is on.? Or is it allowed when we do wudu and then put nail polish.till the next wudu if the nail polish is still on can we do wudu on our polished nails?"

 

"can we put mendi on nails if nail polish is not allowed and do wudu?"

 

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Answer:

 

Henna nail polish and wudu

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

There is absolutely no harm or restriction if a woman offers her prayers in her full-make up or nail-polish. The only issue with nail-polish, when applied on the nails does not allow water to touch the nails; whereas one amongst the obligatory conditions of wudu is to wash ones hands in such a way that no part of it must remain dry. If the woman does the wudu first, and then applies the nail-polish, there is absolutely no harm in her offering her prayers with nail polish on her nails.

 

Your Question: Is wudu acceptable when nail polish is on.?

One amongst the obligatory conditions of wudu is to wash ones hands in such a way that absolutely no part of it must remain dry.thus the absolute majority of the scholars in Islam are of the opinion that because the application of nail polish on the nails would prevent the water from reaching that part of the hand, the wudu of such a person would not be deemed valid in the Sight of Shariah.

 

Your Question: .is it allowed when we do wudu and then put nail polish.

If one does wudu first and then applies the nail polish, there is absolutely no harm and their wudu would be considered absolutely valid.

 

Your Question: .till the next wudu if the nail polish is still on can we do wudu on our polished nails?"

In the opinion of the majority of the scholars, the wudu done after the application of the nail polish would prevent the water from reaching every part of their hand.thus the wudu would not be deemed valid. If one has done wudu and then applied the nail polish, and if that wudu breaksit would be necessary for the person to remove the nail polish before they perform the wudu again.

 

Your Question: can we put mendi on nails if nail polish is not allowed and do wudu?

Unlike the nail polish which is a non-porous coating, the henna or mehndi is a porous die which allows water through it.thus the performance of wudu after one has applied henna on their hands or nails is absolutely lawful.

 

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Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan