Is this narration authentic?
The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) has said that, “He who cuts his nails on a Saturday will be spared from diseases, and he who cuts his nails on Sunday will have poverty taken away from him. Whoever clips his nails on Monday will be spared from illness and blessed with good health. He who clips his nails on Tuesday will be cured of leprosy. Clipping the nails on Wednesday protects from fear and waswas. Clipping the nails on Thursday also protects one from leprosy and clipping on Friday results in a person being engulfed in mercy and is an atonement for sins”
The Muhaddithun have declared this narration a fabrication. The Hadith is not suitable to quote.
(Refer: Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 2 pg. 269. Also see: ‘Umdatul Qari, before Hadith: 5890)
‘Allamah Sakhawi (rahimahullah) has stated that there is no authentic narration which mentions any specific day or specific way of clipping one’s nails.
(Al Maqasidul Hasanah, Hadith: 772)
And Allah Ta’ala knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar