Wudu with nail polish


Is it permissible to use water permeable nail polish whilst performing wudu? Will the prayer be valid?

There is a water permeable nail polish. The brand is called Tuesday in love. The water permeability test shows water passing through when tested on tissue paper. There has been another company called Inglot which claimed to be permeable but with testing became evident that this claim was false. However this new product lives up to the claim.

Could you please clarify to women if it is indeed permissible to wear the Tuesday in love water permeable nail polish whilst performing wudu (ablution)? Will the wudu be valid?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

In principle, water must reach and wet the nails in Wudu.[1]If the nail polish forms a surface on the nail and water does not reach and wet the nails, the Wudu will be invalid.[2]

We are unable to comment on the product in reference as we have not conducted a test on it. In issues of ‘Ibaadah, it is important to exercise caution and ensure that the Wudu and Salah is valid.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


..فمن رؤوس الأصابع إلى المرفقين..(المحيط البرهاني ج-١ ص-١٦٣،إدارة القرآن)[1]

و غسل اليدين..مع المرفقين(التنوير من الشامي ج-١ ص-٩٨،ح م سعيد)

غسل يديه مع مرفقيه..(نور الإيضاح من الطحطاوي ج-١ ص-٩٤)..

 و شرط صحته..عموم البشرة بالماء الطهور(نور الإيضاح من الطحطاوي ج-١ ص-٩٦)[2]

(فتاوى محمودية ج-٨ ص-١٠٧،مكتبة محمودية)

(أحسن الفتاوى ج-٢ ص-٢٦-٢٧، ح م سعيد)

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