Fluff Under Nails

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Question: Does fluff under one’s nails make wudu and ghusl impossible?


Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

Dear questioner,

Thank you for your important question.

No, one can safely assume that water can get past fluff under one’s nails. Earth or caked grease would be another issue.

To judge how far the Shariah expects you to go, you have to study. But as a general rule, when no one else goes to such extremes or when you are clearly harming yourself or someone else, then you know you’ve gone too far.

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[Ustadh] Farid

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Ustadh Farid Dingle has completed extensive years of study in the sciences of the Arabic language and the various Islamic Sciences. During his studies, he also earned a CIFE Certificate in Islamic Finance. Over the years, he has developed a masterful ability to craft lessons that help non-Arabic speakers gain a deep understanding of the language. He currently teaches courses in the Arabic Language.

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