A man greeting his wife upon arrival from a journey

Q 1: Is it a Sunnah (a commendable act) for a man returning from a long journey to greet (Part No. 24; Page No. 127) his wife, meaning to shake hands with her, for in our district of Tihamah a man's greeting his wife is frowned upon. What is Your Honor's view in this respect? Kindly point out to us how one should greet his wife when returning from travel?

A: The husband should deal kindly with his wife, maintain a good relationship with her and do to her as he likes done to him. There is nothing wrong with shaking hands with her or to embrace and kiss her when returning from travel; rather he is to be rewarded for this if he has a good intention.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.