Assalamualaikum Warahamathulahi Wabarakatuhu

“Cutting nails at night” is it allowed or not in Islam. Off course, there is no hadith that mentions Cutting nails at night as haram or impermissible.  Islam is a religion which loves cleanliness and purity. So, it’s the wish of the believer to cut their nails anytime they wish. And it’s a sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (Salallahu’Alayhiwassalam) to not let the nails stay more than 40days and it’s best to cut the nails on the day of Jummah (Friday).

Cutting nails at night

Today, there is wide spread superstitious belief in Islam, that cutting nails at night is haram or forbidden. And some believe that it would ripe off the blessing and wealth of the family. Remember, Islam is totally against all superstitious beliefs. And it’s bid’ah to introduce new things to Islam. And superstition is that, menstruating women are said not to cut their nails till they purify themselves. Such thing also doesn’t exist in Islam. They are all superstitions. “A menstruating women is only forbidden from praying salah (5 times prayer), having intercourse with her husband and from fasting “.  And nothing else like cutting nails, having shower (bath) etc. It’s totally superstition and being a Muslim one must break of from these beliefs. And always try analyzing everything through Qura’an & Hadith before blindly believing. So, cutting nails at night i.e.., after magrib is allowed. And menstruating women can also cut their nails at anytime they wish. Advice your friends and family, if they follow this superstition.

JAZAKALLAH KHAIRUN [ Courtesy Abdullah Alfazeena(Aleena Razee)]



  1. Shukran for the clarification as to menstruating woman not being allowed to clip their nails whilst in that state. I always thought it was not allowed to remove any part of hair or nails during that,JAZAKALLAH

  2. i believe it is not forbidden to do so, but commonsense can tell you that it is only not _advisable_. in that era, all lighting woul be by candle or other kinds of flame/fire. not only is such lighting poor, but the unsteady nature of flames also makes cutting anything somewhat more prone to accidents

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