Bohras women kissing their leader’s hands and feet and those of his family

Question: It is a tradition for women to kiss the hands and feet of the leader of their sect. They even kiss the hands and feet of each one of his family members. Is it permissible in Islaam for women to touch the hands of these non-Mahram men?

Answer: Firstly, what you have mentioned in regards to women who belong to Bohras and kiss the hands and feet of their leader and each of his family members, is impermissible. There is no report affirming that this act was done to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) or any of the Rightly-Guided Caliphs… read more here.

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