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Question # : 33476


When I was discussing this with one of my friend, he said that musafaha (handshake), muanaqah (embrace) and hugging before or after Eid and jumuah is a bidah.

Answer : 33476

Published on: Jul 18, 2011

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 1511/923/H=1432)

As per the Shariah, musafaha (handshaking) and muanaqa (hugging) is not specified after Eid and Jumuah. Your friend is right. It is mentioned in Fatawa Shami etc that the Rawafizi (Shias) innovated musafaha after salah.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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