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Having the ears cleaned while fasting

Fatwaa ID: 2229

As-salāmuʿalykum wa raḥmatullāhi wa barakātuh muftī sb, I have an urgent question. I have a doctors appointment today and my ears have been hurting so they may possibly clean my ears, will that invalidate my fast?

JazākAllāhu Khayrā

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

May Allaah Ta’aala grant you complete and quick shifaa.

Having the ears cleaned will not invalidate the fast in general cases, i.e., when the ears are not perforated. If the ears however are perforated and fluids are inserted into the ears to clean them, then that will invalidate the fast.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

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