Nail Varnish

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Naw*** asks:


assalamou'alaikum, can we apply nail varnish? is it permissible if we do not have wudhu or after doing the wudhu? jazakallah khair.


It is forbidden for two reasons. Firstly it is an imitation to Kuffaar (Non-muslims) which is strictly prohibited in Islam. Secondly it does not allow water to penetrate to the nail whilst doing wudhu and ghussal. Thus wudhu and ghussal become invalid. Consequently the namaz of such a person is not valid. Somebody may pretend that there are alternatives that do not prevent the penetration of water but still we can't deny the existence of the first reason. So it will not be allowed.