:salam2: every1........ Men and women should not shake hands outside the mahram ties. Hadith - Recorded by Malik, Ahmad, al-Nasai, al-Tirmidhi and ibn Majah. [Al-Albani has graded it sahih. Al-Albani, Sahih al-Jami, vol. 1, p. 494.] The Prophet (saw) said, "I do not shake the hands of women." Hadith - Bukhari 9:321 (& 7:211) The Prophet (saw) used to take the Pledge of allegiance from the women by words only after reciting this Holy Verse: (60.12) "..that they will not associate anything in worship with Allah." (60.12) And the hand of Allah's Apostle did not touch any woman's hand except the hand of that woman his right hand possessed. (i.e. his captives or his lady slaves). Hadith - Sahih Muslim, narrated 'A'isha (ra) By Allah, the hand of the Messenger of Allah (saw) never touched the hand of a woman. By Allah, the Messenger of Allah (saw) never took any vow from women except that which Allah had ordered him to take, and his palm never touched the palm of a woman. When he had taken their vow, he would tell that he had taken the oath from them orally.