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Question # : 8298


In our palce, after the eid prayers people use to do musafa by telling idd mubarak and hug each other three time shoulder to shoulder. Please clarify whether this system is correct and please inform me that what is the sunnat system of greeting the eid after eid prayers. (2)In our place, after fajr and asar jamath, musalees use to do musafa with imam sahib compulsorily and if a person does not do musafa after the above said jamath prayers with imam sahib some people objects and creates fitna on this issue. Please clarify whether such system is approved in shariat. (3) Please inform me what is the correct procedure for doing musafa with other muslim brother because some people use to do musafa with one hand and some people use to do musafa with two hands. what is the sunnat system

Answer : 8298

Published on: Nov 20, 2008

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 2085/1664=/1429)


Doing musafaha (shaking hands) and hugging specially after Eid prayer is said to be the custom of the Shias. Neither after Eid is a time for musafaha nor after Fajr and Asr; this is a Shiite custom. We should not follow these customs. However, there is no wrong to say 'Eid Mubarak' to each other. It is lawful to do musafaha with one hand as well, but it is better to do it with both the hands.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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