Cutting nails after sunset

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Q: I am living in India, Mumbai. I am hearing from my childhood that its not good to cut nails after sunset or maghrib, it is not good or something bad will happen. Is it really so in Islam or anything mentioned in Islam about the timings of cutting the nails. I usually prefer cutting my nails on Friday mornings but sometime I am unable to do so because I have to leave early for work in morning and till I come home back its almost maghrib or sunset. What to do please suggest/can I cut nails after sunset or maghrib?


A: This has no basis in Islam. It is permissible to cut your nails after sunset or at any other time during the night or day.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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