'Ali (may Allah be pleased with him) narrates the way of cutting the
nails: FOR THE RIGHT HAND: start of with the index finger, forefinger,
ring finger and little finger, then moving onto the LEFT HAND: little
finger, ring finger, forefinger, index finger, thumb and lastly the
thumb of the right hand. Then to wash the hands after cutting the nails.
Diagrams of hand & feet EASY METHOD: - Follow the numbering on this picture.
For toe nails - Start with the right foot small toe and proceed until
the big toe, then start with the left foot big toe and & conclude
with the small toe (Semi-circle). There is no specified way recorded
for trimming the nails but it is better to use the same method that
Khilal (wiping in between the toes in ablution) is done.
It is requested that you also follow this blessed Sunnah and cut your
nails in this manner. The biggest benefit one can gain is that if you
teach others the Sunnah and they act upon it then you will gain the
reward for this until it is practised and passed on, Insha-Allah!
What to do with them'
After cutting the nails and hair of the body, one should collect them
all and bury them, since we all are made from soil and thus the hair and
nails should be put back to the earth.
The consequence of keeping long nails 1. There will be no blessing in your wealth. 2. You will become poor. 3. Illness will plague you. 4. Allah (The Exalted) and the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) will be displeased with you. 5. The devil sits on long nails.