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The dean of the Faculty of Dār al-‘Ulūm said that Shaykh Attya Saqr?s Fatwá that considers handshaking between men and women H...
The latest fatwa of Sheikh Atiya Saqr that forbids shaking hands between men and women is a return to the dogmatic opinions that preceded the explosion of terrorism in Egypt. The author wondered how could Egypt fight terrorism without fighting such strange beliefs that create the atmosphere for the...
Many Azhar professors said that shaking hands between women and men is not haram as long as the people involved in the handshake do not have bad intentions of lust or desire. Dr. Abdel-Mo’ti Bayoumi criticized the way Sheikh Atiya Saqr follows in interpreting hadiths. He said that Sheikh Saqr...
The fatwa that forbids shaking hands between men and women contradicts the moderation Sheikh Atiya Saqr is known for. It was better for Sheikh Saqr to present the opinions of jurists on this point and let people decide for themselves. This fatwa put many of the Azhar scholars in a critical...
Sheikh Atiya Saqr stressed that he would not withdraw his statement about prohibiting shaking hands between men and women, as this is stated in a true hadith. He said that he would not take the trouble and respond to those who criticized his fatwa, as some of them deny the sunna. He added that if...
Sheikh Attiya Saqr issued a fatwa to the effect that shaking hands between men and women is haram [religiously forbidden], as men touches the hands of women with the aim of satisfying their desires. Some Azhar professors and Islamic thinkers believed the fatwa to be strange and extremist.
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