The Ruling on continually shaking Hands with the Imam after the Five (obligatory) Prayers


Question :
What is the ruling on continually greeting and shaking hands with the Imam and the persons sitting on one's right and left at the end of every obligatory prayers?

Answer :
Continually greeting the Imam and shaking his hand and persistently greeting those on the worshipper's right and left at the end of the five prayer is an innovation, because it has not been authentically reported from the Prophet Peace Be Upon Him, nor from his noble Caliphs, nor from the rest of the Companions, may Allah be pleased with them, that they did so. If they had done it, it would have been transmitted to us, due to the repetition of the prayer five times every day. And this is well known to the Muslims, as it is often seen, But it has been authentically reported from the Prophet Peace Be Upon Him that he said:
Whoever innovates in this matter of ours that which is not from it, will have it (his innovation) rejected.
"Whoever innovates in this matter of ours that which is not from it, will have it (his innovation) rejected."
Al-Bukhari no. 2697. and Muslim no. 1718.
And he Peace Be Upon Him said:
Whoever performs a deed which is not from this matter of ours, will have it rejected.
"Whoever performs a deed which is not from this matter of ours, will have it rejected."

Muslim no. 1718.
And may peace and blessings be upon our Prophet, Muhammad and his family and Companions.
The Permanent Committee



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