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The Sunnah and Manners of Musaafaha (Hand shaking)

  • The definition of Musafaha is to shake hands with someone.
     

  • Shake hands with both of your hands.
     

  • Since Musafaha is a Sunnah, you should shake hands every time you meet.
     

  • When two Muslim men or two Muslim women meet, they should say salaam first, and then shake hands.
     

  • Shake hands again when you are leaving.
     

  • Most people only shake hands with one hand and with only the fingers touching. This is against the Sunnah.
     

  • Your hands should be empty when shaking hands and your palms should touch the other person's palms.
     

  • While you are shaking hands, you should smile and be happy. If possible, read Durood shareef and if you can, read this dua:

(Yaghfirullaahu lanaa walakum) 'Allah forgive us and you.'

O Allah may grant us courage to follow the Sunnah .

 
 
   
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