Category: Eid
Fatwa#: 38873
Asked Country: Iran

Answered Date: Aug 03,2017

Title: Hugging after eid


Respected Mufti saheb 

What is the shar’i ruling regarding hugging after the eid salah.



The day of Eid is a day of joy and happiness.

The Sahabah used to congratulate each other on the day of Eid by saying,

تقبل الله منا ومنكم 

May Allah accept from us and you 

Musafahah (shaking hands) and Mu’anaqah (embracing) on the day of Eid is generally done as an expression of ones joy and happiness.

One should not regard shaking hands or embracing as compulsory in Deen for the day of Eid.[i]


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

M. Mahmood Baig

Student Darul Iftaa

Jeddah, KSA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

[i]  اگر عید کے دن مصافحہ و معانقہ  عید کی نماز کے وجہ سے کرتا ہو تو   بدعت ہے، اگر عید کی خوشی کے وجہ سے کرتا ہوجیسا کے معمول ہے  ایک دو دن تک  سنت نہ سمجھتے ہوےخوشی کے اظھار کے لیے تو   گنجایش ہےلیکن لوگوں نے اس کو ایک رسم بنالیا ہے لہذا اس کا ترک کرنا مناسب ہے۔( فتاوى دار العلوم زكريا: 2/ 594)

(فتاوى محمودية: 3/ 147،148 جامعة فاروقية)

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