Standing in a line to meet visiting Ulama

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Q: When Moulanas, etc. come to the masjid to perform Zikr, give talks etc., it is common practice for musallis to stand in a line and shake the hand of the Moulana, etc. Is this an established practice according to Sunnah?


A: This is not a sunnat method, but it is not impermissible.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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