Definition of a quarter of the head (Hanafi)


Salam alaikum

1.What is exactly a quarter of the head in Hanafi school? Could one wipe just over the back of the head?
2. What is the Hanafi ruling on skipping the witr qunut intentionally? Makruh? Valid? Invalid?

best salams


As-Selamu ‘Aleykum,

1. According to the Hanafi Madhab it is Sunnah to apply masah on entire head, but applying masah on one-fourth is fard. It is a requirement to do masah on at least one-fourth of the head (back of the head, for example).

2. It’s wajib in the Hanafi madhab to recite the qunut, however the requirement is met by recitation of any du’a in Arabic.

Imam Senad Agić
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