Daith Piercing


What is the ruling with regards to a Daith Piercing?

A Daith piercing is an ear piercing that passes through the ear’s innermost cartilage fold, the crus of the helix.. According to the medical fraternity in some way it was supposed to assist with headaches. 


Women generally pierce their ears with the intention of adorning themselves with earrings. The jurists have mentioned that this is totally permissible and there is no prohibition in this regard even if the ear is pierced more than once.


عورتوں کے لئے زیور پہننے کے مقصد سے کان بندوانا مطلقا جائز ہے ، خواہ ایک سوراخ ہو یا اس سے زیادہ  ، کسی تعداد کی ممانعت شریعت میں منقول نہیں   – کتاب النوازل ص۴۸۳  ج۱۵

الاستفسار  : هل يجوز ثقب لنف النساء؟ الاستبشار —ان كان للتزين يجوز كما في ثقب الاذن —-يجوز قياسا علي ثقب الاذن (نفع المفتي والسائل من مجموعة رسائل اللكهنوي , المتفرقات ص196 ج4)


Piercing is generally carried out on the outer portion of the ear hence the permissibility of piercing will be confined to the outer ear.  However, if your question pertains particularly to medical treatment, as you have stated in your query; that it is to assist with headaches, and this is the only treatment that proves beneficial, then there is no harm in adopting the said procedure. However, if it is carried out purely with the intention of additional adornment, then there is no need for such a procedure as external piercing will suffice for the said objective.         

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