Islam students at LUC

Can a Muslim Woman Wear Nail Polish?

Posted on: October 24, 2010

I found this discussion when looking for something to write about, and here is what I found:

“As for nail polish as a product, it is not haram (prohibited). However, there are two issues you should know about nail polish.

1. A woman can pray with nail polish; but when she takes her ablution, she should have it off, otherwise, both her ablution and her Prayers will not be valid. Then, if she removes the nail polish, takes her ablution, and then puts the nail polish back, then she can pray with it.

2. Nail polish is an ornament. Therefore, like all other ornaments, it cannot be worn in public in the presence of the opposite sex (men). A woman can only have it in front of her husband, children, and all other women or men who are her mahrams (those she can never marry, like her father, uncle, etc.). If a woman really wants to put nail polish and go out, then she should cover her hands with gloves.” [Source:]

So just a question to the Muslim students in the class, specifically the women since they would probably know more about this: Is this legit?
If it is, I think it’s kind of ridiculous that the Qur’an would have a stance on something as inane as nail polish, however, this may just be the extremists who look the Qur’an to guide every single detail of their lives, instead of an actual concern many Muslim women have.
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