Is it sunnah to shake hands (musafaha) with other people in the mosque after finishing Faraz Salat (At the end of salam in right and then left). If so, then can you please provide any Authentic Hadith for that.

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Short Answer

Shaking hands is allowed or even preferable as long as the one doing it doesn't believe that shaking hands after prayer is part of the prayer.

Long Answer

أما المصافحة بعد الصلوات فكرهها بعض أهل العلم منهم: الإمام عزالدين بن عبد السلام، وقال:( إنما شرعت المصافحة عند اللقاء. أما من هو جالس مع الإنسان فلا)، ولقوله هذا حظ كبير من النظر، لأن العبادة مبناها على التوقيف، وكون المصافحة بعد الصلاة دائماً يجعل بعض العوام ينظر إليها على أنها سنة فيدخل في العبادة ما ليس منها.

My translation

Quoted from islamway.net.

Some scholars hated shaking hands after prayer such as Emam Ezz El-Deen ebn Abd-El salam. He said (Shaking hands was allowed on meeting, not with someone you are setting with). Also acts of worship are tawqeefi (1). And if people always shake hands after prayer, that may make most of people look at it as Sunnah.

Also, you can find the same meaning here at ahlalhdeeth.com.

(1) tawqeefi means that:

it is not permissible to worship Allah, may He be exalted, through any act of worship unless this act of worship is proven in the shar‘i texts (Qur’aan and Sunnah) to be an act of worship that was prescribed by Allah.

Quoted from islamqa.info.

Allah knows best.


Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullah

There are no two Muslims who meet and shake hands with one another, but they will be forgiven before they part. Narrated by Abu Dawood (5212); classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood.

There is the hadith. It is you congratulating the other person on completion of a fard. Which is a great deal and a sunnah right after praying in congregation. You have clearly done something amazing.

Saying Taqabbal alallah minna wa minkum is also good. which means may Allah accept it (the prayer) from me and from you.

There is no obligation to shake hands but why not?

And Allah knows best.

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    Did the prophet (sm) or sahabah used to do it after salah? Dec 18, 2015 at 17:25

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