Leaving nails to grow long

Reference: Fataawa Noor ‘alad-Darb – Volume 11, Page 77, Question No.5624

Question: What is the ruling regarding women leaving their nails to grow long; is that permissible?

Response: Men and women who leave their nails to grow long, are in opposition to the natural disposition upon which Allaah created mankind. And the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) has stipulated for his ummah not to leave the trimming of their nails, moustache, pubic hair and armpit hair beyond forty days – and this has been authentically reported from the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). So both men and women should not leave their nails to grow long, and certainly not beyond forty days.

Abu 'Abdullaah

About Abu 'Abdullaah

– from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee’ah in 2004.