What is ruling on cutting nails?



Can you tell me if it permissible to cut ones nails during the night? or what is ruling on cutting nails according to the Sunnah?


Wa Alaikum As Salaam,

It is permissible to cut one’s nails during the night. According to the sunnah, one should cut his/her nails every week on a Thursday or Friday.

The manner of cutting the nails is that one should begin with the right hand first. In this hand, one must cut the nails in the following procedure:-

1st- the index finger

2nd- the fore finger

3rd- the ring finger

4th- the little finger

After this, one will continue by cutting the nails of the left hand in the following procedure:-

1st- the little finger

2nd- the ring finger

3rd the fore finger

4th- the index finger

5th- the thumb of the left hand.

After this, a person should cut the nail of the thumb of the right hand.

And Allah knows best,
Mufti Waseem Khan.