What is the authenticity of the narration please?
Umaymah the daughter of Ruqayqah (radiyallahu ‘anha) said:
“The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “I do not shake hands with women.”
This Hadith is recorded in several Hadith collections. Among them:
- Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 2874
- Musnad Ahmad, vol. 6 pg. 357
- Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 4553
- Musnad Ishaq ibn Rahuyah, Hadith: 2178 and 2295
Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith authentic. Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) has declared the chain of Ishaq ibn Rahuyah sound (hasan).
(Fathul Bari, Hadith: 7214)
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