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Sunnah method of shaking hands

Nasihah (Advice): Shaking Hands

The Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam said: “There are no two Muslims who meet and shake hands with one another, but they will be forgiven before they part.” Abu Dawood




Question and Answer:


  1. Is shaking hands with one or two hands sunnah?


 (Question published as received)



A. It is Sunnah to greet with two hands (Musaafahah).

Abdullah ibn Masud Radhiyallahu Anhu relates: “Allah’s Messenger Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam taught me the tashahhud as he taught me a surah (chapter) of the Qur’an while my hand was between both his hands.”


And Allah Knows Best



Mufti Ismaeel Bassa


Mufti Ebrahim Desai



Fatwa Department
Jamiatul Ulama (KZN) 

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