The Office of the Supreme Leader

Performing Ablution while Having Long Nails

Q.| Does having long nails obstruct the correct performance of the ablutions of wuḍū and ghusl?
A.| Having long natural nails is unproblematic. However, if one’s nails are longer than what is generally deemed to be normal, one must remove any substance (such as the filth that regularly accumulates under the nails) from under the part of the nails that extends beyond the tip of the fingers.
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