Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel
If someone had piercings, would pouring water over the openings suffice, or must he insert something wet into the holes for the ghusl to be valid?
In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate
I pray you are in good health and faith, amin. Thank you for seeking clarity and guidance.
One just has to ensure water reaches during a major ritual impurity, however that may be.
One of three actions is obligatory in a purificatory bath (ghusl), one is to wash whatever is possible, without undue difficulty or hardship, of the entire body once. [Shurunbulali, Maraqi al-Sa’adat]
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[Mawlana] Ilyas Patel
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Mawlana Ilyas Patel is a traditionally-trained scholar who has studied within UK, India, Pakistan, Syria, Jordan, and Turkey. He started his early education in the UK. He went on to complete hifz of Quran in India, then enrolled into an Islamic seminary in UK where he studied the secular and ‘Aalimiyya sciences. He then traveled to Karachi, Pakistan. He has been an Imam in Rep of Ireland for a number of years. He has taught hifz of the Quran, Tajwid, Fiqh and many other Islamic sciences to both children and adults onsite and online extensively in UK and Ireland. He was teaching at a local Islamic seminary for 12 years in the UK where he was a librarian and a teacher of Islamic sciences. He currently resides in UK with his wife. His personal interest is love of books and gardening.