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How many hands should one use when shaking hands?

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I have been encountered many times and heard many things that shaking the hands with 1 hand is sunnat. Some say it is 2 hands. Can you please correct it and make it clear and also can you give reference for one hand and also for 2 hands.


(Fatwa: 1809/1455/B=1432)

Doing musafaha (shaking hands) with both the hands as well as single hand is proved from holy Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم). Doing musafaha with both the hands is mentioned in Bukhari which is more powerful and authentic. Hence it is better to do musafaha with both the hands.

Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) knows Best

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

This answer was collected from the official ifta website of Darul Uloom Deoband in India.

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