When husband and wife hold hands, their sins fall away...
Fatwa No: 333559

Question

Assalaamu alaykum. I want to know the authenticity of the following hadith: When the husband and wife hold hands, their sins fall away from between their fingers.

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad, sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His slave and Messenger.

Perhaps the questioner is referring to the hadeeth that was classified as fabricated (Mawdhoo') by Shaykh Al-Albaani  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him. He cited it in his book Silsilat Al-Ahaadeeth Adh-Dha‘eefah No. 3274, with the following wording: "Verily, when a man looks at his wife and she looks at him, Allah looks at them both with a glance of mercy, and when he holds her hand, their sins will fall from between their fingers." Shaykh Al-Albaani commented, "This is a fabricated report, narrated by Ar-Raafi‘i in his book Taareekh."

Allah knows best.

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