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07-18-2009, 07:30 AM

i read somewhere that its bidah to wipe neck in wudu. is it true?

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07-18-2009, 07:40 AM
No, but please refrain from asking questions that require Religious rulings on online forums. It's better to ask such questions to an 'Alim.

In wudhu it is mustahab (preferable) to make masah of the nape (the back part of the neck). On the other hand, the jurists have stated that making masah of the throat (front part of the neck) is a bid’ah (innovation) and hence impermissible, as it was not the practice of Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wa Sallam).

( ومسح الرقبة ) بظهر يديه ( لا الحلقوم ) لأنه بدعة ( الدر المختار: 1 ص 268 )

وفي الشامية: ( قوله : ومسح الرقبة ) هو الصحيح ، وقيل : إنه سنة كما في البحر وغيره ( قوله : بظهر يديه ) أي لعدم استعمال بلتهما بحر ، فقول المنية : بماء جديد لا حاجة إليه كما في شرحها الكبير ، وعبر في المنية بظهر الأصابع ولعله المراد هنا ( قوله : لأنه بدعة ) إذ لم يرد في السنة ( رد المحتار: 1 ص 268 )
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

1. Ibn Sakan mentions in his Kitab Al-Huroof, the Hadith of Musaraf bin Umar which reaches up to Amar bin Kaab (Radhiyallahu Anhu) who says that I saw the Rasullah (Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam) performing wudhu, he masah of his beard and his nape.

2. Abu Nu’aim narrates in Tarikh Asbahan the Hadith of Ibn Umer (Radhiyallahu Anhu) that Nabi (Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam) said “Who so ever performs wudhu and makes masah of his nape is saved from the shackles on the day of Qiyamah.

3. Dailami narrates in Musnad Al-Firdous the Hadith of Ibn Umer (Radhiyallahu Anhu) that making masah of the nape is liberation from the shackles on the day of Qiyamah.

4. Abu Ubaid narrates in Kitab Al-Tuhoor from Abd Al-Rahman bin Mahdi reaching to Musa bin Talha (Radhiyallahu Anhu) that he said “who so ever makes masah of his nape with his head will be saved from the shackles on the day of Qiyamah.” Allamah Aini in the comentery of Al-Hidaya says this narration even though is is Mawquf, but it is in the level of Rafa because there can not be a personal opinion in this matters.

5. Ibn Hummam mentions the Hadith of Wa’il concerning the wudhu of Rasullah (Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam) “and then he made masah of his head three times and the outer ears three times and the nape three times (Tirmidhi) (Allamah Lukhnowi said I could not find this narration in the Editions of Tirmidhi I had, but Allama Aini, Al-Zala’ee, and Ibn Hajr state that it is in Musnad Al-Bazzar

Taken from the Booklet Tahfah Al-Talaba Fi Tahqeeq Masah Ala Al-Raqabah by Allama Abdul Hay Al-Lucknowi

· ذكر ابن السكن فى كتاب الحروف حديث مصرف بن عمر و يبلغ به عمرو بن كعب رضى الله تعالى عنه قال رايت رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم توضا فمسح لحيته و قفاه

· روى ابو نعيم فى تاريخ اصبهان من حديث ابن عمر رضى الله تعالى عنهما ان النبى صلى الله عليه و سلم قال هن توضا و مسح عنقه و قى الغل يوم القيامة

· روى الديلمى فى مسند الفردوس من حديث ابن عمر رضى الله تعالى عنهما مسح الرقبة امان من الغل يوم القيامة

· روى ابو عبيد فى كتاب الطهور عن عبد الرحمن بن مهدى يبلغ به موسى بن طلحة رضى الله تعالى عنه انه قال من مسح قفاه مع راسه وقى الغل يوم القيامة قال العينى فى شرح الهداهة هذا و ان كان موقوفا لكن له حكم الرفع لانه لا مجال للرائ فيه انتهى

· حكى ابن همام من حديث وائل فى صفة وضوء رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم ثم مسح على راسه ثلاثا و ظاهر اذنيه ثلاثا و ظاهر رقبته الخ رواه الترمذى

The collective Ahadith on the virtues of making masah on the nape is Hasan Li-Ghairihi which is unanimously accepted as authentic and reliable.

And Allah knows best


Ml. Ehzaz Ajmeri,
Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa, Madrassah In'aamiyyah

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