Trimming the nails

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

Question: What is the ruling regarding women letting their nails grow long, and is that permissible?

Response: With respect to both women and men who grow their nails long, then this is in [direct] opposition to the natural disposition upon which Allaah created mankind, as the Prophet ﷺ has stipulated a time for his ummah [to trim] the nails and the moustache, and [to shave] the hair under the armpits as well as around the pubic region – and that it should not be more than forty days. And this [narration] has been authentically reported from the Prophet ﷺ, so both the women and the men must not allow their nails to grow long – and certainly not allow forty days to pass [without cutting them].

- 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.

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