Cutting nails


Aslamalaykum Shaykh Hisham

Can you cut your finger nails anywhere, any day and any time? My mum says you should not cut nails in the house or on a Tuesday as its bad manners or bad luck. Is this just part of Pakistani culture ?


The hadith recommends/orders that nails should be cut on Friday: “He who cuts his nails on Friday will be in Allah’s protection for the following week.” In the rest of the hadith’s text there is no mention of prohibition to cut nails on Tuesday.

Imam Senad Agic
Head Imam (IABNA)
The Islamic Association of Bosniaks in North America
American Islamic Center – Chicago

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