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Can women cut their nails during menses?

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Can women cut their nails during menses?

 

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Restriction menses menstruation

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Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 222:

They ask about the monthly periods (of the women). Say (O Prophet), It is a state of impurity; so keep apart from the women during their monthly periods and do not go near them (sexual intercourse) until they are clean.

 

The only things that a believing woman experiencing her natural menses is prohibited from doing in Shariah are:

  1. The actual act of sexual intercourse.
  2. Offering salaah.
  3. Observing fasts.
  4. Performing the tawaaf of the Sacred House.
  5. Entering a masjid.
  6. Touching the Glorious Quran.

 

Other than the above listed six restriction the believing woman who is experiencing her natural menses may do everything else she would do when in the state of purity, including the clipping or cutting of her nails.

 

There is absolutely nothing in the Shariah which prohibits a believing women from cutting or clipping her nails when in the state of menses, if she wishes to do so.

 

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Burhan


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