Book Name:Budha Pujari

Nine Madani Pearls about Clipping Nails

It is Mustahab [preferred] to clip nails on Friday. However, one should not wait for Friday if the nails have grown long. (Durr-e-Mukhtar, pp. 668, vol. 9)

The Sage of Fiqh, Shaykh Mufti Maulana Amjad ‘Ali A’zami عَلَیهِ رَحْمَةُ اﷲِ الۡقَـوِی said, ‘It is narrated that whosoever clips his / her nails on Friday, Allahعَزَّوَجَلَّ  will protect him from calamities till the next Friday and for three days thereafter, that is, for 10 days. In one narration, it is said that whosoever clips his / her nails on Friday, he will have mercy and sins will be forgiven.’ (Durr-e-Mukhtar, Radd-ul-Muhtar, pp. 9, vol. 668, Bahar-e-Shari’at, part 16, pp. 225-226)

The following is the summary of the prescribed method of clipping nails of hands: Begin with the index finger of the right hand and clip your nails in sequence towards the pinkie (smallest finger). Now, beginning with the pinkie of your left hand and clip your nails in sequence towards the left thumb including nail of the left thumb. In the end, clip the nail of the right thumb. (Durr-e-Mukhtar, pp. 670, vol. 9, Ihya-ul-Uloom pp. 193, vol. 1)

There is no prescribed order of clipping the toe nails. It would be better to start from the smallest toe on the right foot and cut in order [towards the right thumb], including the thumb, then cut in order on the left foot beginning



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