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Sunnah 55: Cut your nails

June 14, 2010

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

“Five things are part of one’s Fitra…” and the Prophet (pbuh) mentioned that trimming the nails is one of them. [Muslim]

In a hadith by Imam Muslim, the Prophet (pbuh) stated that we should not leave the acts of Fitra [natural disposition] for more than 40 days, as that is a lack of hygiene. We should try to keep our nails reasonably short at all times to prevent dirt from going underneath them.

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  1. Abidah permalink
    June 14, 2010 9:01 am

    Asalaamulaikum. Loving this blog! Keep it up, it’s very beneficial, may Allah reward you.

    I was just wondering, there is a sunnah way to actually cut your nails isnt there? Could you do a post on that?
    JazakAllah khair

  2. makarimalakhlaq permalink*
    June 14, 2010 6:11 pm

    W alaikm isalam w rahmat Allah

    JazakiAllah khair for your kind comment.

    I do not have enough knowledge, but I believe the only thing agreed upon is to start from the right hand, because the Prophet (pbuh) would always start with his right. As for which fingers to start first, I am not sure because I have not found hadith that talk about this specifically. Some scholars have recommended certain sequences, but I did not know which opinion to take and so just left it 🙂

    Perhaps if you have the hadith I can post it?

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