Ruling on perfume, nail polish, and long nails for women
Are perfume, nail polish, and long nails Haram (prohibited) in Islam?
(Part No. 17; Page No. 126)
First: The Prophet (peace be upon him) liked perfume and used to wear it, and he recommended his Ummah (nation based on one creed) to do so when they come for Jumu‘ah (Friday) Prayer. Therefore, it is Mustahab (desirable) for everyone, but it is forbidden for Muslim women to wear perfume whose fragrance is discernable when they go out to the Masjid (mosque) or to the market.Second: It is permissible for a Muslim woman to wear nail polish, although it is preferable for her not do so. It is obligatory that she should remove it before performing Wudu’ (ablution) and Ghusl (ritual bath following major ritual impurity), as it prevents water from reaching the skin.Third: It is not permissible to have long nails, because the Prophet (peace be upon him) ordered that they should be cut and prescribed for Muslims a time limit of no longer than forty nights for cutting their nails and moustaches, removing armpit hair, and shaving pubic hair. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.