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Having long nails in Islam

In Islam how long can my nails be?

It is part of the Sunna (the Prophet’s tradition ) to have short nails, so the scholarly community considers having long nails to be makrūh (“disliked”). This means that having long nails is not forbidden, but it is not recommended.


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