Saleh, a 35-years-old teacher of pre-school and kindergarten children in California, who is fond of polishing her nails but could not do so because its unislamic. But when she came to know about this new nail polish, she was very excited and bought the product in five colours, including a bright pink, a burgundy and a mauve, she said “I am excited. I feel more feminine – and I just love it.” Though the Quran does not specifically address the issue of nail polish, but some Islamic scholars have said that water must touch the nail surface while washing hands and arms in a traditional way and this new nail polish suits Muslim women and their culture.
The nail polish stands as one of the final life achievements of Wojciech Inglot, a Polish chemist and entrepreneur. He died suddenly after nine days of launching the product - due to internal hemorrhaging. In his last interview with The Associated Press nine days before his death, he said “I didn’t think there is a single Muslim living here, but it looks very promising.” He also said that the company was unable to immediately meet all requests for orders, but that the phenomenon was so fresh that he didn’t yet have any figures on sales!
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