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