Assalamu Alaikum Is it Sunnath to do Mu'anaqa (Embracing each other) during Eid or any other celebration? And how many times? Please explain with references. Wassalam
Congratulating a person or embracing (Muanaqa) during Eid or in happy occasions is, in itself, permissible. However considering it to be Sunnath or making the particular number of times, for Ex; to do Muanaqa three times, as necessary and essential, and, making a person who do not do so a target of finding fault with, or running down upon are impermissible, rather in such circumstances this will become an innovation (Bid'ath), refraining from which is essential.