Why Aren’t we supposed to cut our nails at night?!

By | January 13, 2011

For as long as i can remember… we were warned by every one around us against cutting our nails after night fall…

I know for a fact that it is Sunna Nabawiya 3n El rasool 9la Allaho 3laiho wa salam… but why?!

Whenever i ask that question… why? I never get any answers… whenever i ask the qeustion “what will happen if i do get my nails cut after night fall” no one answers me… every one looks away, or simply answer “mo zain”… ok shino ele mozain bel mawtho3 i want to know?

What brought this on is that i have read recently that in the phillipens they believe that if you cut your finger nails at night something bad will happen to you!!! What a coincidence? Or is it a coincidence at all?! How come they believe the same thing? and what bad thing? and why a bad thing? and why the nails but not the hair or body hair? eshma3na el nails?!

Do you have any idea why we are not supposed to be cutting our nails at night?!


Hope on January 13, 2011 at 15:54.

I heard sth abt that very recently & found it weird
I was told enna eyeeb el.fager bs I don’t think it’s sunna, I’ve never heard enna it’s sunna.. as far as I know it’s sth that has 2 do with our culture =s


danderma on January 13, 2011 at 20:15.

sej? Chinna galaw ako 7adeeth about it ?


C'est la vie on January 13, 2011 at 16:30.

Same concept here :) I asked and they told me it brings el fager …why ? Don’t know either and also if u leave el mogas open a fight will happen :p


danderma on January 13, 2011 at 20:13.

nass itgool eyeb il fagor o nass itgool eyga9er il 3omor…i mean laish?!
ana a3rf if you leave el moga9 open someone will die :S


IkeepsitReal on January 13, 2011 at 20:22.

everyone who thinks this is just dumb. so what now I’m not supposed to open an umbrella indoors?


danderma on January 13, 2011 at 20:34.

why on earth would you open an umbrella indoors?


Huda on January 13, 2011 at 20:46.

I’m originally from Malaysia (but now I live in Saudi) so I think I should clear you up regarding the Southeast Asian myth of bad things will happen to you if you cut them at night. :D

Basically ages ago we used to use knifes to cut our nails, and at night, there was no light but only lantern, so people will sometimes cut off their fingers. But kids like to play around, and to scare them off, our grandfathers and grandmothers will say things like ‘if you do that, so and so will happen’. Just a baseless threat.

One of the most popular ones is ‘don’t sing at the kitchen, or else you’ll marry an old man’. That’s because girls sometimes were too absorbed with singing they were distracted from the cooking lol and they’ll add too much salt or cut their fingers so yeah XD

And I never knew it’s a sunna…I’ll be checking that out. :)


danderma on January 13, 2011 at 20:51.

You are from Malaysia ! How lovely :D
You know i always thought that in the old days when they didn’t have much lights it wouldn’t be advisable to cut your fingernails at night… but now a days what gives? The way i heard it it’s unislamic to cut ur finger nails at night but now i am going to have to make sure… Thanks hon for the claryfication!

btw. we have a superstition against singing in the shower… don’t ask!


RBG on January 13, 2011 at 21:04.

hmmm .. asked my wife who is a Kuwaiti and she’s never heard that … guess I’ll keep cuttin’ em at night :P


danderma on January 13, 2011 at 21:21.

Frankly i have cut them at night before and nothing happened!


ShoSho on January 13, 2011 at 21:44.

LoL dont get me started on all the weird things we have in our family lol

eating fish on Saturday is a no no.. ygoloon y9eer Moshkila

dont pass over someone’s leg.. if u do, you have to pass again

cutting nails on certain days..

don’t thread your eyebrows on Fridays

etc.. so many it would take a whole post lol


danderma on January 13, 2011 at 22:24.

Ee ana sam3a ib don’t pass on someone’s legs once… o forkay 3eenich el thaniya etha faraktay el oola… bs awal marra asm3 bel eye brows on fridays o don’t cut on certain days?


Summer on January 13, 2011 at 22:26.

First of all congrats on the new design And domain :D

I actually googled that oo ma 6ala3i ay Shay to prove that its true.. Killa yi6la3li Ina mo 7araam aw Ina its an Asian superstition!


danderma on January 13, 2011 at 23:01.

Thank you Hon :D

Et9adgeen i am begining to think inah it’s not true either… why have we been told inah it’s an islamic law 3yal!? El thaher q8y law metla7ef bel deen 3shan la7ad yenajer o ygool la3


SiLeNTGRL on January 14, 2011 at 03:30.

la tqar’9oon a’6afrkom beliiil eyeeb elfaqer
la t76een ur handbag 3al ar’9 eyeeeb elfaqer
laa tmash6iin sha3rech wenti waqfa eyeeb elfaqer
laa laa laaa :S
ana mafqoora mafqora saweet hal shy wala ma sawweeetaa :D
7achii ahl awal welnass tamshii 3aleeh ;)

bs elee sem3ta ena musta7b tg9iin a’6afrech yoom eljum3a 9eb7 3ad madri maybe hal shy 9ej


danderma on January 14, 2011 at 17:39.

ee i read about that inah mosta7ab…

laish mafgoora ya 7afeth? La etgoleen chithee tafa2aloo bel khair tjdooh!


Yousef on January 14, 2011 at 14:38.

Sima3t inah tetkathar eshaya6een belail


danderma on January 14, 2011 at 17:38.

ok esh3aleeha min el cut finger nails ?


Yousef on January 14, 2011 at 21:14.

Cause most nails are filthy.


danderma on January 15, 2011 at 10:43.

what if you clean the nails before cutting them?!


guest on January 15, 2011 at 16:21.

awal marra asma3 enna ela7sanl ena mangarith athafirna billail
bas min ilsibab elly uhwa “eyeb el fager” mithil ma el ba3th galaw, ashkara kharabe6
fa i googled it, w 6ala3ly;

قص الأظافر هو من السنن المؤكدة التي عبّر عنها النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم بأنها من الفطرة فقال:” خمس من الفطرة: الختان والاستحداد وتقليم الأظافر ونتف الإبط وقص الشارب ” متفق عليه. ولم يحدد النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم وقتاً لتقليمها بل هو متروك حسب الحاجة ليلاً أو نهاراً في أي يوم من أيام الأسبوع لم يحدد الشارع لذلك ولم يجعل شيئاً منها مكروهاً


danderma on January 15, 2011 at 17:24.

hmmm 3yal it’s not an islamic thing…3yal laish kila ygolon mo zain o mo zain?! Kilshay mo zain!!!


Anon - London on January 24, 2011 at 03:06.

Sema3t that you’re not supposed to keep your nails long because that’s where the shaya6een live. -.-

How true this is, madryy.


danderma on January 24, 2011 at 08:18.

Anon i think it’s not true bs yekhar3oona 3shan inqa9e9 athaferna :S


Rafee on August 30, 2011 at 16:00.

Every one of us reading this message,we are human.is your blood green or yellow?it’s RED .we know for sure! We are busy at times,don’t get the right time for many important things.JUST CUT YOUR NAILS WHEN YOU HAVE THE ANYTIME.


danderma on August 31, 2011 at 11:58.

Dude Chill!


Kartheek on September 7, 2014 at 18:39.

in olden days there is no electricity.if they cut their nails there is a chance of cuttting their fingers.so they avoided to
cut at night.but it followed as superstition.


danderma on September 14, 2014 at 20:04.

I suppose that is the most logical reason


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