Question ID: #5251
Question: Dirt in ear
Asalamu alaykum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh,

I had hurt my ear where there is a contour which we wipe whilst doing wudu (the Inside corner Of the contour) Two days ago. I could feel some sort of liquid coming out and decided not to touch it and let it dry because I didn’t want to do anything to make it worse. When doing wudu I would wipe over the area but I had not removed the liquid That had dried at that point. Today whilst cleaning that area of the ear I had found dirt that had was probably the liquid that had dried which would’ve caused a barrier in my wudu. Does this cause my wudu to be invalid. I know that some say that cleaning the ear isn’t Necessary but suppose it is. Is what I did wrong and therefore am I required to make up the prayers I Prayed in this condition.
Answered by: Ulamaa ID 04 (London)
Date: 20/04/2021 09:48am

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الجواب حامداومصليا

Your Wudhu is valid as doing Masah of the ears is not Fard but a Sunnah.

ففرض الطهارة غسل الأعضاء الثلاثة و مسح الرأس والمرفقان والكعبان يدخلان في الغسل
وسنن الطهارة......ومسح الأذنين
(اللباب في شرح الكتاب،ج٢ ص٨-١٦، دارالبشائر)

And Allah knows best.

02 Ramadhan 1442/15 April 2021

Mufti Qamruzzaman

London, UK