Nail polish and wudu?


Salam. I wanted to know if I could make wudu then apply nail polish and pray? I know the the nail beds do not get wet when you have nail polish on but is the spiritual act enough? Even if I have nail polish on it doesn’t stop me from prayer. Is this wrong?


One can make wudu then apply nail polish and pray. But if the nail polish is impermeable then new wudu is not valid unless it is removed before taking a new wudu. If the nail polish is permeable, then wudu is valid as in the case with henna. Permeable polish fits religious restrictions.

See the article: “Finally, a nail polish for Muslim women: Permeable polish fits religious restrictions

Shaykh Senad Agic

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