Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) making musafahah with old women

Question

What is the status of the narration which states that Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) would shake the hands/make musafahah with old women?

 

Answer

Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) states that he has not come across any [basis/chain] for this narration (lam ajidhu).

(Ad Dirayah, vol. 3 pg. 181, Darul Lubab edition. Also see: Nasbur Rayah, vol. 4 pg. 240)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answer by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar