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Is the Fast Invalidated by Water Entering the Ears?

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Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalam alaykum

Is the fast invalidated by water entering the ears?

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,

No, the fast is not invalidated by water entering the ears because they aren’t considered to be a valid point of entry into the body.

The exception, however, would be in the case that a person has a perforated eardrum. In such a case, the fast would be invalidated by deliberately entering water therein.

[Usmani, Dabit al-Mufattirat; Shurunbulali, Imdad al-Fattah]

Please also see: The Complete Guide to Fasting

And Allah Most High alone knows best.

[Ustadh] Tabraze Azam

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Tabraze Azam holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Leicester, where he also served as the President of the Islamic Society. He memorised the entire Qur’an in his hometown of Ipswich at the tender age of sixteen, and has since studied the Islamic Sciences in traditional settings in the UK, Jordan and Turkey. He is currently pursuing advanced studies in Jordan, where he is presently based with his family.

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