Is Shaking Hands or Saying “Harama” is an Act of Prayer?
What is the ruling of shaking hands, saying “harama” or “taqabbal Allah” after prayer?
In the name of Allah, we praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright.
Imam An-Nawawi said, “Regarding the common practice of handshaking after morning and afternoon prayers, Sheikh Ibn Abdus-Salam called it a neutrally permissible innovation that cannot be described with any reprehensibility or recommendation. What he has stated is fine, the preferred opinion is that if one shakes hands with one known to him before meeting for prayer, it is neutrally permissible, but if one shakes hands with one whom he was not acquainted with before prayer, it is recommended, since shaking hands upon meeting is a Sunnah by consensus, due to the authentic hadiths narrated on the subject.” (Al-Majmu`)
If anyone thinks that saying, ‘taqabbala Allah or harama’ (may Allah accept your prayer) after congregational prayer is a necessary part of prayer, believing that prayer is incomplete without it, then it is certainly a kind of innovation.
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