Assalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullah:
Fatwaa no. 295/04
It is Mustahab to make Masah on the neck. It is proven from many Ahadeeth. In the Ahadeeth the word “Qafaa” is used. It has been mentioned in one Hadith that Nabi (S.A.W) made Masah on his head using his hands; he started from the forehead to the back of the head until he reached the nape. (Sunan Ibni Dawood Vol. 1 Page 16- Sunan Ibne Majah, Page 34.)
The nape is the rear part of the neck and Masah is made only on a portion of the organ not the entire organ. From the aforementioned we find that Masah on the neck is supported by Ahadeeth.
For further reference please check: I’laaus us Sunan, Si’aayah, Niqaayah, Talkheesul Habeer, Tahaawi.
And Allah Ta’ala knows best
Mufti Muhammad Ashraf
10 December 2004
27 Shawwal 1425
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