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?!


28 Responses to “Why Aren’t we supposed to cut our nails at night?!”

  1. Hope says:

    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

  2. C'est la vie says:

    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 says:

      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

  3. IkeepsitReal says:

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

  4. Huda says:

    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 says:

      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!

  5. RBG says:

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

  6. ShoSho says:

    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 says:

      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?

  7. Summer says:

    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 says:

      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

  8. SiLeNTGRL says:

    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 says:

      ee i read about that inah mosta7ab…

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

  9. Yousef says:

    Sima3t inah tetkathar eshaya6een belail

  10. Yousef says:

    Cause most nails are filthy.

  11. guest says:

    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 says:

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

  12. Anon - London says:

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

    How true this is, madryy.

  13. Rafee says:

    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.

  14. Kartheek says:

    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.