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Shaking Hands with the Unbelievers

May Allaah reward you, if the unbelievers extend their hands to shake hands, should one refuse [to shake hands]?

If they salaam (greet) you and extend their hands to you, then shake their hands there is no problem with it. As for you [Muslim] iniating the salaam (greeting) and the shaking of the hands then this is not allowed.

Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan
Silsilatu sharhir-Rasail, p241.
Translated by Abu 'Abdillaah al-Kashmiri
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