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Marriage in Muharram and Safr

Q: Will a marriage be plagued by misfortune if performed during the month of Muharram or Safar?

A: There is no harm in Muharram and Safar. These months do not represent misfortune or calamities, as was believed in the era of ignorance. Calamities and misfortune are with the will of Allah. The Quran and Hadith give us clear guidelines on such incorrect beliefs.

Allah says: "No kind of calamity can occur, except by the will of Allah". (Surah 64, verse 11)

The Hadith says: “…There no bad omen in the month of Safar” (Bukhari)

One may therefore marry during the month of Muharram, Safar or any other month of the year since Islam has placed no restrictions in this regard. Muslims should not entertain such incorrect notions and ask Allah’s protection against all forms of misfortunes and calamities.

And Allah Knows Best
Darul Ihsan Fatwa Dept.

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