Q 6: What is the ruling on
Muslims kissing each other's faces?
Are there narrations from the Sahabah (Companions of the Prophet) in this regard?
It is preferable to shake hands in the regular manner unless a person has just come from travel, then embracing is permissible. Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated: "When the Sahabah of the Prophet (peace be upon him) met each other, they used to shake hands; and when they came from travel, they would embrace each other." (Related by
Al-Tabarany with a good Sanad (chain of narrators) (Part No. 24; Page No. 128) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.