Sunnah of cutting nails.

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BHAI I RECEIVED THIS MAIL FROM ONE OF MY FRIEND. IS THIS THE RIGHT WAY OF CUTTING NAILS. AND IS IT NOT GOOD TO CUT NAILS IN HOME AND AFTER MAGHRIB. PLS GIVE THE ANS. THANX & REGARDS.

 

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Sunnah of cutting nails

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 none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 7.779 Narrated by Abu Huraira

I heard the Prophet (saws) saying. "Five practices are characteristics of the Fitra (nature): removing the pubic hair, clipping the nails, depilating the hair of the armpits; and circumcision and cutting the moustaches short (for the males)

 

Your Question: IS THIS THE RIGHT WAY OF CUTTING NAILS.

To the best of our knowledge, there is nothing in the authentic and established Sunnah which requires or encourages the believers to follow a particular or specific way or method when fulfilling the fitra of clipping ones nails. One is at absolute liberty to clip the nails of any finger/s first and/or last as one wills and pleases or is convenient for them.

 

Your Question: AND IS IT NOT GOOD TO CUT NAILS IN HOME AND AFTER MAGHRIB

To the best of our knowledge, there is nothing in the authentic and established Sunnah which specifies a place or a time of the day or night whereby one is permitted or prohibited to clip their nails. One is at liberty in Islam to clip their nails at any place and at any time of the day or night one pleases or is convenient for them.

 

The ones who claim that nails should be clipped in a particular order of fingers, or that it is prohibited in Islam for one to clip their nails at home after magrib time should be asked to provide the evidence for their claim from the authentic and established Sunnah. If they are unable to provide proof for the claims from the Quran or Sunnah, one should know with absolute conviction that such recommendations and prohibitions are self-invented falsehoods and have absolutely nothing to do with the guidance of Allah and His Messenger (saws).

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

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Burhan