This small booklet titled “Shaking Hands between Men and Women” is tTaken from: ‘Silsilah Ahadeeth As-Saheehah’
compiled by the Muhaddith: Shaykh, Allamaa’ Muhammad Nasir uddeen al-Albaani
From Abdullaah bin Amr’: ‘that the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- never used to shake hands with women in taking allegiance.’ Collected by Ahmad, Albaani said its Isnaad is Hasan.
From Umaymah bint Ruqayqah who said: ‘I came to the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- along with the women, so that we could pledge an allegiance upon Islaam.
So we said: O Messenger of Allaah we pledge allegiance to you that we will not associate anything with Allaah, nor will we steal, nor commit Zina, nor kill our offspring, nor will we utter slander intentionally forging falsehood, nor will we disobey you in a good action.
So the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- added: ‘In that which you have capability and energy to do.’
Umaymah said: ‘Allaah and His Messenger are more merciful to us than us being merciful to our own selves. Now then, we want to give you, O Messenger of Allaah the oath of allegiance.’
So the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- said: ‘Indeed I do not shake hands with women, as for what I say for a hundred women is like what I say for one woman.’