Ghusl of Ear Piercing

Nov 29, 2022 | Taharah (Purity)


I have sensitive ear holes (for earrings) that tend to almost close up often. Getting a wet earring (for ghusl) inside my ears not only hurts but made it bleed. I am unsure if water can even flow through the hole as it is small. It’s small enough that the blood does not flow out but rather stay inside the hole and I can only push out small about of blood if I push hard enough. 1. How would I know if it stopped bleeding? 2. By the time it heals- the hole would have almost closed up and I have to open it again with an earring to purify it and make it bleed again – Can I just let it close up, not purify it and never do inside my ears in the future for ghusl for fear of pain and blood? Or do I have to purify it underneath running water and how-with a wet (from a flowing source) earring or underneath shower while moving the earring? What does it mean to wash the piercing – must water FLOW through it or can you just rub with a wet earring?


If you do not intend on keeping the piercing you should just let the hole close. Once it is closed up you will not need to worry about washing it.

For the time being, if the hole is big enough for water to get into, then you should rub over the hole with two fingers whilst passing water over it so that water may make its way in. You do not need to wet an earing and pass that through the hole that is closing up.

حاشية الطحطاوي على مراقي الفلاح شرح نور الإيضاح (ص: 102)
و” يفترض غسل “داخل قلفة لا عسر في فسخها” على الصحيح وإن تعسر لا يكلف به كثقب انضم للحرج “و” يفترض غسل “داخل سرة” مجوفة لأنه من خارج الجسد ولا حرج في غسله “و” يفترض غسل “ثقب غير منضم” لعدم الحرج

Answered by:
Ifta Research Fellow

Checked & Approved by:
Mufti Abdul Rahman Mangera
Mufti Zubair Patel