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Marriage in Safar or Muharram: Prohibited?

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Hani
2013/11/12
Respected scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. I wanted to ask if there is any restriction in Islam that prohibits us from getting married in the month of Safar or the month of Muharram. Also, can you please clarify if it is true that in the month of Safar many problems and evils come down to the earth? If this is true, can you please quote a hadith or Qur'anic verse? Please answer this question as my family and I myself have a lot of misconceptions about it. I am very thankful to you.
Muhammad Iqbal Nadvi
Answer

Wa `alaykum as-salamu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.

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Dear brother in Islam, thanks a lot for your question which reflects your care to have a clear view of the teachings of Islam. Allah commands Muslims to refer to people of knowledge to get themselves well-acquainted with the teachings of Islam as well as all aspects of life.

 All the months are created by Allah the Almighty and they belong to Him. Muslims should not be superstitious or be pessimistic about any month, day, or time. There is nothing in the sources of Shari`ah that prohibit getting married in the month of Safar, Muharram or any other month of the year.

 In his response to your question, the prominent Muslim scholar, Sheikh Muhammad Iqbal Nadvi, Director and Imam of Al-Falah Islamic Center, Oakville, Ontario, Canada , states,

 This is a myth. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) advised us not to curse any time, because time has been created by Allah the Almighty and if we curse time, it is like cursing Him.

The rumor that some bad luck or evils happen in the month of Safar and Muharram is unfounded. When `A’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her) was asked about whether it was true that marrying in the month of Safar would bring bad luck, she indicated that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) married her in the month of Safar and she was the luckiest woman by marrying the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him).

Allah Almighty knows best.


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