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Muslim boys at Sydney public school allowed to refuse to shake hands with women

Muslim boys at Sydney public school allowed to refuse to shake hands with women

There is a public school in Sydney that Muslim students can refuse to shake hands with women even at an awards ceremony.

Male Muslim students at Sydney public school given permission to refuse to shake hands with women - because it is against their religion

Muslim students at Sydney public school the Hurstville Boys Campus of Georges River College (pictured) can refuse to shake hands with women, even at an awards ceremony

DailymailUK reports that the Hurstville Boys Campus of Georges River College introduced this controversial policy to allow Muslim boys to instead put their hand on the heart as a greeting. This is picked from the Muslim teaching of hadith that states: 'It is better to be stabbed in the head with an iron needle than to touch the hand of a woman who is not permissible to you.'

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Male Muslim students at Sydney public school given permission to refuse to shake hands with women - because it is against their religion

The practice comes from the Muslim teaching of hadith that states: 'It is better to be stabbed in the head with an iron needle than to touch the hand of a woman who is not permissible to you'.

Well, this might cause an uproar as many think students should be able to at least shake hands with their teacher or the principal, or receive a greeting from a visitor to the school.

Australia's Grand Mufti Ibrahim Abu Mohammed shakes hands with women as did his predecessor, Fehmi Naji El-Imam, and Islamic schools do not even have the policy.

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