Shaking hands with women

Q595 :Is it true that the Prophet never shook hands with a woman?


A595 : It is true, according to authentic reports, that the Prophet never shook hands with any woman who was not his wife or a close relative. I should add that I have not seen any Hadith which describes shaking hand with women as forbidden. Hence, the Prophet's example should be the one for us to follow. One is highly encouraged to avoid shaking hands with members of the opposite sex.


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