Q. I would like to know if it is permissible to marry in the month of muharram/safar as i am planning a nikah in the month of december in which muharam does fall, i have been told by family members that it is not permissible to marry in those months, please could u clarify this for me as soon as possible by replying to my email.
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A. It is permissible to marry in the month of Muharram, Safar or any other Islamic month of the year. There is no prohibition recorded in the Qur’an or Hadith with regards to marrying in any particular month. In fact, Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has strongly condemned the misconception that certain months hold bad luck. It is narrated on the authority of
Abu Hurayrah (Radiyallahu Anhu) that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said:
There is no such thing as bad omens, superstition and bad luck in the month of Safar. (Sahih al-Bukhari, Hadith #: 5425)
And Allah Knows Best
Mufti Suhail Tarmahomed