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Shaking hands with males and females

Question:  Is it Haraam for a man to shake a woman’s hand and vice versa except if it is her immediate family member?  Answer:  Yes. It is prohbited. Sayyidatuna Aa’ishah (Radiyallahu Anha) narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) had never shaken hands with a non-Mahram female ever. (Bulooghul Maraam). When …

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Is the sister in-law a Mahram?

  Question:   A Muslim intends to go for Umrah with his wife, Can his wife’s unmarried adult sister go with them?    Answer:   The wife’s sister is death to her brother in-law and so is the Husband to his sister in-law. Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam has said, “The …

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