How much is quarter of the head?

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Q: In wudhu, masah of quarter of the head is fardh. How do you determine or how do you measure quarter of the head? Please give easy explanation in detail so that I can explain to the children?


A: Quarter is approximately a complete handspan on the head.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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