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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.

First halal nail polish launched in time for Ramadan

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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MOSA 6 years ago

My goodness! What is wrong with people. Not applying nail polish and make-up etc is not just because of it's ingredients, it's also because Ramadan is a month of modesty and simplicity and it's good to fast for 30 days being a simple human being rather than showing off what you got! Seriously..just adding "Halal" to anything does not make it religion-oriented. People need to grow up. I can't imagine seeing females roaming in "HALAL" make-up and nail polish etc while fasting in Ramadan.

itsme 6 years ago

I assume this nail varnish requires a fatwa ?!

lara 6 years ago

where can we buy this product?

Omar 6 years ago

I fully agree. Developing water permeable makeup for Ramadan is ridiculous and defeats the purpose of the holy month. If the ladies were ardent Muslims, then they would be praying five times a day every day, not just in Ramadan. Thus it would be make more sense that the product be marketed not just as a "Ramadan convenience".

Also, I would never disagree, with Islamic edict, but if a lady were to perform Wudu wearing nail polish it seems rather inflexible to require the removal of the nail polish? I would assume the nail under the polish would be clean as it is protected by the polish? Please do not assume I am arguing Islamic edict...just questioning only!

Also I do not agree to branding products "halal" for commercial gain. Halal in my understanding applies to slaughtered meat only.

laura 6 years ago

While agree it is not for Ramadan, I do love the idea and can't wait to try it...

bader 6 years ago

totally agree , what the hell those ppl think about

MKT 6 years ago

What is the commercial name of this nail polish brand? Can't seem to find any information online.

Fathima 6 years ago

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.

Nour 6 years ago

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!

aaly 6 years ago

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