Nail polishes for Muslimas
What does halal actually mean? The word halal comes from Arabic and means “allowed”. There are different spellings of the word: halal (used in German), halāl (used in Arabic), helal (used in Turkish). The counterpart of halal is haram, which means “forbidden”. Muslims who live strictly according to their religious faith must take many things into account in their lives. For example, they perform their prayers several times a day and during it they perform a ritual washing in order to come before God with a purified body. Women must not wear therefore make-up or conventional nail polish during prayer.
In addition, the sacrifice of certain products is for example an important issue. Muslims abstain for example from alcohol, pork (pigs are considered as impure animals) and certain animal substances (e.g. porcine gelatine). The sacrifice of certain things extends to all products – cosmetics are just as much involved as, for example, food. Therefore, Muslimas can often have a hard time when it comes to cosmetics. Cosmetic products must not contain certain ingredients that are considered as haram (forbidden). Among the forbidden ingredients are for example alcohol, formaldehyde, toluene, camphor and other substances that could be harmful to the body. Certain animal substances may also not be contained in cosmetic articles. Nail polishes, for example, would also be impractical for Muslimas which perform their prayers. The nail polish would have to be removed before each prayer in order to perform the ritual prayer washing correctly.
There are any cosmetic products for which halal alternatives are available – whether make-up, lipstick or nail polish. But when is a nail polish actually considered as halal and may be described as such? A nail polish is only halal if it is water and air permeable and does not contain alcohol, formaldehyde, toluene, camphor, etc. If a nail polish has these properties, it may be advertised as halal nail polish. The special thing about halal nail polishes is that Muslimas can also wear it during the prayer. The permeability to water and air makes it possible to perform the ritual prayer washing. Water and air can completely penetrate the nail through the halal nail polish so that the whole body can be cleaned. There are several nail polish manufacturers that already have halal nail polishes in their assortments or which are specialized only in halal nail polishes. The following link leads you to the list of halal nail polish manufacturers: Halal nail polish manufacturers.
Today there is already a selection of manufacturers producing halal nail polishes. In addition, many manufacturers offer vegan products and even produce cruelty-free nail polishes and nail polishes suitable for children. Let yourself be surprised by the variety and have a look at our lists of nail polish manufacturers who sell products which are halal, vegan, cruelty-free and suitable for children.
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