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21 May 2019 CE | 17 Ramadhan 1440 AH
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Hadith Explanation

Don't Touch

“The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) never touched the hand of a woman who was not married to him.” [Bukhari]

Aisha (radi Allahu anha) reported that the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) accepted the oath of allegiance from women verbally, without taking their hands into his own hand.

When men would embrace Islam and pledge allegiance to the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) they would put their hands in the Prophet’s hands. However, when women would embrace Islam and take the pledge of allegiance to the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) he would take it from them only verbally. He did not let this become an opportunity for Shaitaan to get a foot in.

We should not let matters even less trivial than a pledge of allegiance to Rasul Allah become an opportunity for non-Mahram men and women to touch each other. For example, when there is a need to see a doctor or dentist, men should go to male doctors and dentists, while women should see female doctors and dentists.

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