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All the Ahadith saying to wipe the neck in Wudu are either Da'if (Weak) or Maudoo' (Fabricated).

So, would wiping the backside of the neck in Wudu' be considered Makrooh as all the Madhahib say except for the Hanafiyah, or would it be considered Bid'ah because the Prophet (May Allah's Peace and blessings be upon Him) never was described doing such in authentic Ahadith? And because it has no strong foundation, would it be considered Bid'ah?

What have the scholars said on this?

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Okay, It is highly disputed among Hanafiyah themselves. Would be nice to see some answers. –  Abdullah Dec 28 '12 at 20:25
The core question here, in a more generic form, could be: "Is it makrooh, bid'ah or haram to do an action that has only been prescribed in weak or fabricated Hadiths?" The instance you're describing is an example of such a case. –  Hosam Aly Dec 29 '12 at 5:52
I haven't heard regarding wiping the neck during the Wudu in any authentic source. –  السید____علی May 1 at 8:38

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