I still call myself a newbie in my faith. It keeps me learning. But I have one question, my hubby-to-be couldn’t answer it, he just looked at me dumbfounded and said, I have no idea.
So I mean no disrespect when I ask this question, I am just curious. So please I don’t want anyone mad at me.
Ok here it goes.
Islam emphasizes modesty to All followers. No makeup, nail polish, jewelry, clothing or behaviors that brings unwanted attention to you. So how come when it is a woman’s time of the month, she is allowed to where nail polish. It seems that doing that alerts people that it is your time of the month, thus bringing attention. To me that is personal stuff and really shouldn’t be publicized. So know when I see a hijabi wearing nail polish, that draws my attention to her and instantly I know.
Like during Ramadan I understand the make up days for when a woman is on her cycle and I understand the reasoning behind exemption of prayers during your cycle.
Just the nail polish is almost like a target saying, “Hello, guess what guys, I am menstruating.” Just seems the nail polish takes away the modesty. I know regularly nail polish is not halal as when you do wudu, the cleansing water does not get you nails as the polish is a barrier, so it does not validate your wudu.
Maybe the nail polish is more of a westernized thing, kinda like how I see sisters wearing make-up but yet we are not suppose to as again it brings attention to you, then I heard if the makeup is natural in color that acceptable, but yet I see sisters wearing bright red lipstick, and colors in their blush and eyes. I know some people add modernization to their faith to make certain things acceptable.
I just wondering if nail polish is one of those cases as my hubby-to-be had heard about the nail polish, but also is familiar with women wearing minimal light bland makeup.
Thanks for answering my question.