Do I Have to Remove My Earrings to Perform a Valid Wudu or Ghusl?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Question: Assalamu alaykum

What is the ruling regarding taking ablution while wearing earrings? Do I have to take my earrings out? Is it same for ghusl?

Answer:  Walaikum assalam,

I hope you’re doing well, insha’Allah.

You don’t need to take off your earrings for a valid ritual washing (wudu). For the ritual bath (ghusl), you can simply move the earrings, to ensure that water reaches the entire area of the ear.

[ref: Shurunbulali, Maraqi al-Falah]

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[Shaykh] Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani is a scholar and researcher of Islamic law and Executive Director of SeekersGuidance Global After ten years overseas, Shaykh Faraz returned to Canada in the Summer of 2007. In May 2008 he founded SeekersGuidance Global to deal with the urgent need to spread Islamic knowledge—both online and on the ground—in a reliable, relevant, inspiring, and accessible manner. He has been repeatedly listed as one of the world’s 500 most influential Muslims (The Muslim500).