Paring the nails

Features of the Mode of life of the Holy Prophet, Hadith & Seerah, The Ways of the Prophet (SAWS) / Sunday, October 11th, 2009

According to traditions he used to get his nails pared either on Friday or on Thursday in the following order:

Right hand: forefinger, middle finger, ring finger and little finger.

Left hand: little finger, ring finger, middle finger, forefinger thumb and right thumb.

In getting the nails of his feet pared, the Holy Prophet observed the following order:

Right foot: beginning with the little toe to the great toe successively.

Left foot: beginning with the right toe to the little one successively.

The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) used to get his nails pared every fifteenth day. [Shamail-e-Tirmizi]

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