Shaking hands with women

Reference: I’laam al-Mu’aasireen bi-Fataawa Ibn ‘Uthaymeen – Page 384

Question: Is it permissible to shake the hand of a woman if doing so is from the custom of the people of the land?

Response: We say this is not permissible, even if you find the custom of the people is to shake the hand of a woman; Therefore, it is obligatory to abandon this custom.

Abu 'Abdullaah

About Abu 'Abdullaah

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.