Ghusl and nail polish
Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
I would like to first say that this is wonderful service, may Allah bless you for your efforts and give you the strength to keep it running.
My question is if after a women finishes her period and preforms `ghusl` she suddenly remembers that her nail polish was not removed prior to the ghusl...is it sufficient for her to just remove the nail polish and preform `wudo` or must she preform `ghusl` again.
(There may be some grammatical and spelling errors in the above statement. The forum does not change anything from questions, comments and statements received from our readers for circulation in confidentiality.)
Ghusl and nail polish
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 no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
May Allah Subhanah reward you with the best of this world and the Hereafter for your kind comments of encouragement for our humble efforts in the propagation of the Truth. If our humble and modest efforts have helped even one brother or sister get closer to Allah and His Deen of Truth, then we would consider ourselves indeed fortunate to have been given this opportunity by the Lord Most Merciful to serve in His Cause. We hope, beg, and pray the Merciful Lord accepts our humble and weak efforts, forgives us our shortcomings, and saves you, us, and all the believers from the torment of the Hell Fire. Ameen.
Your Question: My question is if after a women finishes her period and preforms `ghusl` she suddenly remembers that her nail polish was not removed prior to the ghusl...is it sufficient for her to just remove the nail polish and preform `wudo` or must she preform `ghusl` again.
Unless and until the person is defiled by a major impurity, she is not required to perform the ghusl again simply because she had forgotten to remove her nail polish prior to her ghusl. It would suffice for her to remove her nail polish, perform the ablution again and make herself available for prayer.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your Brother in Islam,