Masah of the head

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Q: I am asking that not long ago I found out that while doing wudu at the end when you do masah, I used to wash my ears first then wash my hair couple of times and I found out the real order and started doing it like the order you really should. So I’m asking that I’m not sure what’s the ruling on that because some people say it’s okay if you didn’t know but now I’m sending this question to you because I really want to know?


A: Masah of the head should be made before the ears. However, if one had made masah of the ears before the head, the wudhu is valid.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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