Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) making musafahah with old women

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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

This answer was collected from The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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