First halal nail polish launched in time for Ramadan

Emirati brand caters to Islamic prayer needs by creating a varnish that allows women to enjoy it with no limitations.

The first halal certified nail polish in the Middle East was launched on Monday in time for the holy month of Ramadan.

BCI Group created the product to cater to Islamic prayer needs, which requires women to remove their nail polish before praying five times a day so that the water can contact their skin during wudu, which is the process of washing parts of the body before prayer time.

This new brand of nail polish, ‘H’ by BCI group, provides increased water permeability which allows water to penetrate through the nails.

“We are extremely pleased with this new launch in the UAE. The Emirati nail polish will now add a touch of vibrance to the routine manicure of women, which can stay for as long as they want,” said Kawthar Makahlah Al Shamsi, founder of the BCI Group.

Currently available in white, black, red, blue, nude and gold, ‘H’ by BCI group promises to add a wide range of classic and unique shades each season.

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Posted by: Halima

Where do you buy it from

Posted by: Shanu

why do a person need to have her nail polished? Almighty has given to human being whatever is required and is good for him/her. If it was good or essential for human beings, He would have given or permitted it.

Posted by: Dr. Mahasin Saafir

Great idea. I would love to see it in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia soon.
Also where can we purchase it in Dubai?

Posted by: Nour

I m a lady and I pray every day not just for Ramadan. I m sure that many women do the same. Though I would not wear this nail polish in Ramadan, I think that generally it is a good idea. I sometimes would like to color my nail and I end up not doing it because it is not compatible with the wudu requirements.
I think it is possible to be religious and yet once in a while "dress up". I am still a woman and even if 350 days I dress modestly and dont color my nail, I m happy if I get a chance to do it and keep up with my religious duties.
Have all a blessed day and wishing to all my Muslim brothers and sisters in advance a blessed Holy month of Ramadan!

Posted by: Fathima

Awesome! If you cant deal with it...Don't wear it! BTW Who prays only in Ramadan?....it is compulsory to pray everyday with or without nail polish!! Let Allah be the judge of whether the prayers are accepted or not.

Posted by: aaly

No one said anything bad, and nobody judges anyone ... nobody said to you anything about the prayer...

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