Q 5: Is it permissible
when two persons meet anywhere to shake hands,
as mentioned in the Hadith narrated by
Anas ibn Malik
(may Allah be pleased with him) in Durrat-ul-Nasihin [The Gem of the Preachers]?
It was reported by
Al-Bukhari in his Sahih from
`Amr ibn `Asim from
Hammam on the authority of
Qatadah that he asked
Anas, "Was it a custom of the Companions of the Prophet (peace be upon him) to shake hands with one another?" He said, "Yes." It was reported by
Abu Dawud in his Sunan on the authority of
Al-Bara' ibn `Azib that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) stated,
If two Muslims meet, shake hands, praise Allah and ask for His Forgiveness, they will be forgiven.
May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.