Is it permissible to use contact lenses while fasting? Similarly what is the rule for eye drops and ear drops?
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
1. It is permissible for one to use contact lenses and eye drops while fasting.
2. Hadhrat Mufti Rafi Usmani Saheb (Damat Barakatuhum) has stated that “Recent findings by ENT specialist doctors have revealed that any liquid inserted into the ear cannot pass through the external auditory canal into the middle and inner ear unless the tympanic membrane (ear drum) is perforated. Therefore, it is permissible for one to use ear drops while fasting since there is no direct link between the ear and the throat/stomach.”
And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best
Mufti Ismail Desai,
Durban, South Africa
Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.