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Shaking hands when greeting increases love

Question

What is the reference of this narration?

المصافحة تزيد في المودة

‘Shaking hands increases love’

 

Answer

Imam Abu Bakr Ibn Abid Dunya (rahimahullah) has recorded this as the statement of Hasan Al Basri (rahimahullah). The narration should be quoted as such.

(Kitabul Ikhwan, Hadith: 120. Also see: Ithafus Sadah Al Muttaqin, vol. 6 pg. 280)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar