[Q-ID0432] Do I have to wash through pierced ears and nose that have closed during ghusl?

QUESTION:

What do the scholars and muftis of the noble Shari’ah say regarding the following matter; the pierced holes of my ears and nose have become closed but still if anything is pressed into them by applying pressure, it would go in. Should I be extra cautious in regards to this when performing Ghusl (bath)?

Questioner: Farzana from the UK

ANSWER:

بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم
الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب

You do not need to be extra cautious when performing the Ghusl (bath) because the pierced holes of your ears and nose have become closed.  Just as Sayyidi A’la Hazrat Imam Ahmad Raza Khan (may Allah have mercy upon him) has stated in Fatawa Ridawiyyah:

“It is Fard (obligatory) to pass water over the surface of the entire body, making sure that water passes on every limb and every fine strand of hair on the body, from head to toe otherwise Ghusl (bath) will not be done, but difficult parts are excused [it is not necessary to pass water] for example: the eye sockets, women’s plaited hair, the pierced holes of the ears and nose which have become closed.”

[Fatawa Ridawiyyah vol.1-2 pg. 606]

Also see the below paragraphs from a previous answer [Q-ID0306] I have nose and ear piercings, do I take extra caution when performing the ghusl bath?

If these jewellery piercings are not closed up then pouring water into them is fard. If these piercings are tightened and constricted due to the wearing of the jewellery then these pieces [whether ear studs or nose studs] must be moved whilst pouring the water, otherwise [if the piercings are loose and water can enter the piercings] moving them is not necessary. This is the same ruling for piercings for earrings and other than that from jewellery pieces.

Just as is mentioned in Bahāre Sharī’at that if the piercing of a nose stud is not closed up then to enter water into it is fard. If it is tight then the jewellery piece must be moved around when pouring water into it, otherwise it is not necessary [to move it]. This is the same ruling for piercings for earrings and other jewellery.

واللہ تعالی اعلم ورسولہ اعلم صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم
کتبہ ابو الحسن محمد قاسم ضیاء قادری

Answered by Mufti Qasim Zia al-Qadri
Translated by Abdur Raheem Hoosen al-Qadri

Read the original answer in Urdu here – [Q-ID0432] Do I have to wash through pierced ears and nose that have closed during ghusl?

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