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Nail polish

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Q: I know nail polish prevents ghusal but what if I removed the nail polish but due to cracks in my nails nail polish gets stuck and doesn’t come off even with a nail polish remover, will the ghusal be valid? The nail polish wasn’t coming off so I thought since it wasn’t though I tried hard my ghusal would be valid. Later today when I was washing my hands I found out that nail polish of the size of the needle tip was also left on two of my other nails including this one so I removed those dots. Is my ghusal valid? Then afterwards o cut my nails today and scratched the remaining stuck nail polish from the top of my nails first with a nail-filer then with a knife. I had to scratch off the top layer of my thumb nail in order to remove the nail polish. Do I have to redo my ghusal? I should have done the scratching yesterday after ghusal I know, but then I forgot to and only remembered after seeing it today. What should I do? Will everything have to made pure too?

Bismillaah

A: Just wash the finger nail.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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