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Greeting, Hugging Non-Mahram Men and Women

Ustadh Salman Younas is asked about a wife seeing his husband hug a non-Mahram woman in front of her children and how to deal with this. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I have been married for almost six years and have two daughters. My husband usually shakes hands with non-Muslim women and […]

Is It Permissible to Shake Hands With the Opposite Gender? (Video)

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalam alaykum Is it permissible to shake hands with the opposite gender? Answer:  Wa alaykum assalam, Here is a video answer to this question by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani is a scholar and researcher of Islamic law and Executive Director of SeekersHub Global After ten years overseas, Shaykh […]

Should I Maintain Eye Contact When Greeting Someone?

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam alaykum, I have a habit of looking down and slightly leaning towards the person when greeting my Muslim brethren. Is this considered humility? Or am I better off maintaining eye contact while giving the salaams and shaking someone’s hand? Answer: Assalamu ‘Alaykum, I pray that you are well. […]

The Mother of My Friend Tries to Shake My Hand. Should I Avoid Visiting His Family?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Through my friendship with my friend and his muslim family, I embraced Islam. However, they don’t observe rules of gender interaction. When his mother and aunties try to shake hands with me and I refuse, they get upset. How should I deal with it? Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi […]

Is It Allowed to "Fist Bump" with the Opposite Sex?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu Alaikum, Some of the women in my class offer their hands for me to shake, and I try to refuse because I have read a hadith that Rasulullah said, “it is better for a man that a steel nail be driven through the center of his head rather […]