Finding dirt in one’s ear after ghusal

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Q: Please advise. I performed my ghusl as per usual. About an hour later I found some “dirt” in the crevice of my ear, like maybe old skin cells or maybe like the texture of tears once it has dried up. Is my ghusl counted? My concern is that the water did not pass over the area where the “dirt” was found and as such my ghusl might not be counted. Please advise.


A: Wash that area. You do not need to repeat the ghusal.

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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