hands with female relatives...
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Some men shake hands with female relatives who they are not
mahrams for, rather because they are relatives or neighbours.
What is the ruling for that? And is it sufficient for the
women to place a piece of material on their hands intending
to cover it?
It is not permissible for a man to shake hands with a woman
(ajnabiyyah), even if she put a piece of material on her hand
whilst shaking hands.
with Allaah lies all success and may Allaah send prayers and
salutations upon our Prophet (sal-Allaahu
`alayhe wa sallam) and his family and his companions.
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