What Are the Errors in Shaking a Lady’s Hands in Islam

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Fatwa ID: 04319

Answered by: Alimah Sabrina Saidova




What are the errors in shaking a lady's hands in Islam with reference to Qur'an?



بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful





When either the man or the woman is young and there’s is a higher possibility of either of them experiencing lust, it is not permissible for a man to touch the face or the hands of a non-mahram woman, even if he trusts himself that his desires won’t overcome him. On the other hand, if he is an old man, and trust himself (that he won’t feel aroused), and trusts the woman as well, then there is nothing wrong with shaking her hands. If he doesn’t trust himself, or the woman, in regards to getting aroused, then he must abstain.[1]



Only Allah knows best

Written by Alimah Sabrina Saidova

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham



[1][Al-Hidayah 2/458, Al-Misbah]

 [Al-Hindiyyah 5/378, Al-Maktabah Al-Faisal]

وَلَا يَحِلُّ لَهُ أَنْ يَمَسَّ وَجْهَهَا، وَلَا كَفَّهَا، وَإِنْ كَانَيَأْمَنُ الشَّهْوَةَ وَهَذَا إذَا كَانَتْ شَابَّةً تُشْتَهَى، فَإِنْكَانَتْ لَا تُشْتَهَى لَا بَأْسَ بِمُصَافَحَتِهَا وَمَسِّ يَدِهَا، كَذَا فِي

الذَّخِيرَةِ. وَكَذَلِكَ إذَا كَانَ شَيْخًا يَأْمَنُ عَلَى نَفْسِهِ وَعَلَيْهَا فَلَا بَأْسَ بِأَنْ يُصَافِحَهَا، وَإِنْ كَان لَا يَأْمَنُ عَلَى نَفْسِهِ أَوْ عَلَيْهَا فَلْيَجْتَنِبْ




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