Cutting nails in Islam
Question: When we are unclean and have to take a bath, can we get our hair and nails cut? Sometimes I end up doing so ?
Answer: As per the Shariah, cutting nails or getting a haircut when in a state of ritual impurity (Janaabah) is Undesirable (Makruh). Thus, it is better that one shouldn’t do so. As mentioned in Fatawa A’alamgiri, Vol. 5, Pg. No. 358.
And Allah knows best.
Mufti Syed Ziauddin Naqshbandi Qadri
[Professor, Islamic Law, Jamia Nizamia
Founder-Director, Abul Hasanaat Islamic Research Center]