Shaking hands etc. after nikaah
Dear Brothers & Sisters,As-Salaamu-Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
After Nikaah (if final ceremony is not done), are you allowed to meet each other, similarly travel together and are you allowed to shake hand and hug each other?
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The answer is, yes, all of this is permitted, even if it happens before the wedding party, so long as the contract has been drawn up according to Sharee’ah, with a guardian and two witnesses, and the proposal has been given and accepted, and both parties consent to the marriage. And Allaah knows best.
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