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Is there any authentic Hadith that describes the Prophet (May Allah's peace and blessings be upon HIm) as wipe ing his neck in wudu?

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No, there is no authentic Hadith regarding wiping the neck. It should not be wiped.

See relevant fatwa by Bin Baz in Arabic or in English. In summary, there is a weak Hadith that Hanafi's followed, but it isn't authentic. A discussion of that Hadith and others can be found here (in Arabic). An additional reference is here (in Arabic too).

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