The nails must be cut before forty days have passed, because the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) set that time limit for cutting the nails, shaving the pubic hair, plucking the armpit hair and trimming the mustache.
These things should not be left for more than forty days, as was proven from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) in Saheeh Muslim, 258.
So men and women alike must take care of this matter and not leave the nails, moustache, pubic hair or armpit hair for more than forty days.
Wudoo is valid and is not invalidated by whatever dirt may be under the fingernails, because it is a small amount and is excused but it is highly recommended to keep them clean.
Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas (Radi’Allahu anhu):
I heard the Prophet (Sall’Allahu alaihi wa sallam) saying,
“If the son of Adam (the human being) had two valley of money, he would wish for a third, for nothing can fill the belly of Adam’s son except dust, and Allah forgives him who repents to Him.”
(Sahih Bukhari ~ Book #76, Hadith #444)
Abdullah ibne-Qurt Radiyallahu anhu narrates that Rasulullah Sallallahu alaihi wasallam said:
On the Day of Judgment, the first thing that a slave of Allah will be held accountable for is Salat.
If it is found sound and satisfactory, the rest of his deeds will also be sound and satisfactory, and if found corrupt and rotten, then the rest of his deeds will also be corrupt and rotten.
What Allah wishes
It is often used in occasions where there is surprise in someones’ good deeds or achievements. For example people say Mashallah when someone does very well in their exams.
Perfect Glory is to God or “Glorified is Allah”
A supplication (dua) meaning, “O Allah, respond to (or answer) what we have said”.
“Peace be upon you” the greeting of the muslim
[the reply is “wa alaikumus salam”
which means “and peace be upon you”.
The fuller version reads “assalam u alaikum wa rahmatulahi wa baakatuhu”
which means “peace be upon you and the blessings and mercy of Allah”
the reply is “wa alaikumus salam wa rahmatulahi wa baakatuhu” ]
The Arabic expression meaning “Allah is greatest.” Also called the takbir
An Arabic expression meaning “Allah knows best”
AL HAMDU LILAH WA SHUKRU LILLAH-
The Arabic expression meaning which means “Praise belongs to Allah and all thanks to Allah”
An expression used for separating an introductory from the main topics in a speech; the introductory being usually concerned with Allahs praises and glorification. Literally it means “whatever comes after”
The Arabic expression meaning “I ask forgiveness of Allah”
AUDHU BILLAHI MIN ASH SHAYTAN AR RAJIM-
The Arabic expression meaning “I seek protection in Allah from the accursed satan”.
This phraze is often recited to ward away evil and before saying bismillahi rahman ar-Raheem before reading the Quran or other activities
AZZA WA JAL-
A formula used after the mentioning the name of Allah meaning “Mighty and Majestic is He”