Can a woman pray with nail polish on her fingers, is it allowed?

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I have a question, can a woman pray with nail polish on her fingers, is it allowed?




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Pray with nail polish

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Your Question: can a woman pray with nail polish on her fingers, is it allowed?

There is absolutely no harm or restriction if a woman offers her prayers in her full-make up or nail-polish.  The only issue with nail-polish, when applied on the nails does not allow water to touch the nails; whereas one amongst the obligatory conditions of wudu is to wash one’s hands in such a way that no part of it must remain dry.  If the woman does the wudu first, and then applies the nail-polish, there is absolutely no harm in her offering her prayers with nail polish on her nails.


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