Maintaining ties of kinship and shaking hands with women

A: It is permissible for you to visit your relatives as a way of keeping good ties with them. However, you should not shake hands with non-Mahram (not a spouse or an unmarriageable relative) as this entails feared temptations. There is nothing wrong with greeting them without shaking hands or being in privacy with them.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.