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Ramadan 2006 (Sunnah : The Perfect Example)


Sunnah of Cleanliness (Part 2)

It is reported in a Hadith that the beloved Prophet (S.A.W) said that,“He who does not remove bodily hair from below the navel, does not cut his nails, and does not trim the moustache, is not from us.

(Meaning; that he will not be counted as an associate of the Prophet (S.A.W)).

Our Holy Prophet (S.A.W) has reported that there are five things, which have been passed down from earlier Prophets (A.S), i.e. their Sunnah.

These being:

  • Circumcision.
  • To cleanse the body hairs below the navel.
  • To keep moustache trimmed (reduced).
  • Cutting the nails.
  • To remove the hair under the arms.

Methods of cutting nails:

Holy Prophet (S.A.W) would cut his blessed nails every fifteen days.
The Sunnah way of cutting of nails is as follows:

For Hands:

  • Begin with right hand; start with Index finger, Forefinger, Ring finger, and Little finger.
  • Then move to left hand, starting with Little finger, Ring finger, Forefinger, Index finger, Thumb, and lastly the Thumb of Right hand.
  • Finally wash hands after cutting nails.

For Toes:

  • Start with right foot Small toe and proceed to Big toe.
  • Then start with Left foot Big toe and complete with Small toe.

Do not exceed forty day:
Hazrat Anas (R.A) related that Holy Prophet (S.A.W) said, “Do not let forty days elapse without trimming the moustache and cutting the nails”.