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Nikah in Muharram or Safar

Nasihah (Advice): There is no superstition in Islam

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (Radiyallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “There is no Adwa (contagion, transmission of infectious disease without the permission of Allaah), no Tiyarah (superstitious belief in bird omens), no haamah [refers to an ignorant tradition described variously as: a worm which infests the grave of a murder victim until he is avenged; an owl; or the bones of a dead person turned into a bird that could fly), and no Safar (the month of Safar was regarded as “unlucky” during the Jaahiliyyah).” (Sahih al-Bukhari, Hadith #: 5757)

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Question and Answer:

Q. Is it permisable to make nikah in the months of muharram and safar? shukran

(Query published as received)

A. It is permissible to perform Nikah in the months of Muharram and Safar. There is no prohibition in the Qur’an or Sunnah against marrying in these months or any month of the year for that matter.

And Allah Knows Best

Mufti Suhail Tarmahomed

Fatwa Department
Jamiatul Ulama (KZN)
Council of Muslim Theologians

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