Removal of Earwax nullifies Wuḍūʾ?

Question #465

Is the Wuḍūʾ (Ablution) nullified if we clean the wax in our ear with a cotton bud?

A. Who said that it is from the Nullifiers of the Wuḍūʾ?!
Rather the removal of that wax is a type of dirt and not an impurity. Also it is well known that this wax is found inside the ear glands and by it one knows that it is not necessary to wash it and remove it during Wuḍūʾ. And the one who does so then it is considered a kind of temptation.
On the contrary, it is Wājib (required) to wipe the ears, both external and internal. And the internal (ear), that which is visible is wiped.
And Allāh Knows best.

– Answered by the Shaykh Abū ‘Abdis-Salām Ḥasan bin Qāsim bin Muḥammad Ṣaghīr ar-Raymī حفظه الله تعالى
– On 26 Rabī’ al-Awwal 1440H [04/12/2018]
– Translated by Abū Āsiyah Muzaffar bin Fadhl Hussain اصلح الله سريرته

س. هل استخراج شمع الأذن ببرعم القطن يعتبر من نواقض الوضوء؟

ج. من قال انه من نواقض الوضوء؟!!!
وانما ازالة ذلك الشمع هو من قبيل الوسخ وليس من قبل النجاسة ؛
وايضا من المعلوم عادة ان هذا الشمع يتواجد داخل صماغ الاذن وبه يعلم انه لايلزم غسله واستخراجه عند الوضوء ومن يفعل ذلك يعد من قبيل الوسوسة ؛
وانما الواجب هو مسح الاذنين ظاهرهما وباطنهما ؛ والباطن يمسح ماظهر منه ؛ والله اعلم

– شيخ ابو عبد السلام حسن بن قاسم الريمي حفظه الله