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I was wondering if Acrylic nails (fake nails, not too long) on women are permitted?

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I was wondering if Acrylic nails (fake nails, not too long) on women are permitted?


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Fake nails lawful

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Islam has prohibited the believing women from artificially lengthening their hair, creating uniform gaps in their teeth, tattoos, plucking their eye-brow hairs, etc..but to the best of our knowledge there is nothing in the authentic and established Sunnah which prohibits the believing woman from attaching fake nails, if she wishes to do so.


The believing woman who chooses to attach fake nails for any reason must make sure that when doing the wudu or ablution for prayer, it is absolutely obligatory for water to reach every part of her hand.thus if the fake nails prevent water from reaching her nails, she should remove those fake nails when performing the ablution.


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