Is there really halal nail polish out there ?
Maulana sahab, there are some “halal nail polishes” that are sold. What are the views of the Ulema regarding them?. Is there really halal nail polish out there? Answer: ﺑﺴﻢ اﷲ اﻟﺮﺣﻤﻦ اﻟﺮﺣﯿﻢ In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
In order for wudhu to be valid, water must reach all of those limbs that are mandatory to wash in wudhu, including the nails. On the basis thereof, if there does exist such a nail polish which allows water to reach the entire nail, then it would be permissible to make wudhu whilst having such nail polish applied to one’s nails. However, since there is no conclusive, credible evidence before us which substantiates that water reaches the surface of the nail, it is advised that one avoids making wudhu whilst having any nail polish on one’s nails.1 Only Allah knows best Written by Maulana Mohammad Ahsan Osmani Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah Darul Ifta Birmingham
1 Ahsanul Fatawa: v. 2, p. 26-27 (HM Saeed Company); Fatawa Darul Uloom Zakariya: v. 1, p. 643-644 (Zam Zam); Jadeed Fiqhi Masaail: v. 1, p. 59-60 (Zam Zam)