Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan and his wife Safa Baig are the latest victims of social media trolls. When Irfan shared a picture of him with his wife - who can be seen wearing nail colour and hijab - people started trolling them and started giving unnecessary advice to the couple.
Irfan’s wife faced ridiculous comments as her hands were exposed while she flaunted her nail colour.
Let us tell you that Safa Baig was born in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and she is a well-known nail artist.
Coming from a hardcore Islamic country, we can imagine how Islamic she must be. However being a nail artist, it’s not a big deal if she wears nail colour.
Now let’s see what Islam says about wearing nail colours:
In a hadith, Prophet Muhammad said,
"If there is wax, dough, henna and the like on one of his limbs, which prevents water from reaching any part of it, then his tahaarah is not valid, whether the amount is large or small. If there are traces of henna and its colour left on the hand, without there being any solid material left, or elsewhere, or traces of liquid grease whereby water flows over the limb but does not stay there, his tahaarah is valid".
There's nothing intrinsically wrong with wearing nail polish, it is not haraam. But Muslims' pre-prayer ritual includes washing the arms and face completely, so that water touches every surface — and that's not possible if a layer of paint is covering the nails. However, if there is any bandage, cut or any disease, contact with water is avoidable. That’s why Muslim women are told not to apply nail colour when you go for tahaarah or namaz.
Religion aside, this is high time that we understood that people have their own life and body. What they wear is their own business.
Trolls going too far to show their mindset on social media is not so cool!
Social media trolls are like a stone in an ocean nobody cares about!
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