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 ﷺ 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 ﷺ. So both men and women should not leave their nails to grow long, and certainly not beyond forty days.

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. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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