Will wudhu be valid if one has long nails?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: I used to keep the nails of my toes 4-5 mm long, because cutting them completely would cause new nails to pierce into the flesh besides them, which is painful. I kept them like this for more than a year.

Will the ablutions which I took during this time be correct (because a small amount of the skin is kept hidden under the nails)?


A: Yes, the wudhu is valid.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)


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