Washing the area between the sideburns and ears in wudhu

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Is it necessary to wash the area between the sideburns and ears in wudhu?


A: Yes, it is compulsory. If this area is left dry, the wudhu will not be valid.

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

فيجب غسل المياقي و ما بين العذار والأذن (تنوير الأبصار مع رد المحتار ج1ص97)

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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