What are your views regarding the Islamic months, Muharram and Safar? Do you think these months bring bad luck for you? You cannot marry in these months? Do you think the month of Safar comes with bad happening, harm, disease etc.? Well, if you a Muslim than you should stop believing in such things. The people of Makkah especially polytheists also used to believe in such thoughts. These are called whims and superstitions and it has nothing to with Islamic beliefs. There is no bad day, unlucky month in Islam.
Allah has made night and days and months as a sign and he appointed months to help his believers. Let’s discuss the importance of marriage and the significant points on the months of Muharram and Safar.
It is one of Allah’s greatest blessings that He created us from a single soul and He created our mates from it. Marriage brings peace, satisfaction and comfort in human lives. It drives pleasure and happiness and most importantly children who make them smile and take care of them when they get old. To stop adultery and negative relations in lives, Islam encourages Muslims to stop unnecessarily delays in marriage.
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “O Ali! Three are not to be delayed: Salat (prayer) when it is due, the funeral when it is presented, and (marriage) for the single woman when someone compatible is found.” (At-Tirmidhi 1075).
The month of Muharram and Safar and marriage
Muharram is one of the most sacred months according to Quran and Hadith. Some people used to believe that this sacredness is due to the martyrdom of Al-Husain (R.A) one of the leader of Paradise youth and the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Without any doubt the incident of Karbala is one of the saddest incidents of Islamic history but Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) already decided the sacredness of the month of Muharram and it cannot be changed because Islam was already completed and everything was decided.
Allah (SWT) says in the Holy Qur’an:
“This day I have perfected for you your religion and completed My favor upon you and have approved for you Islam as religion.” (Al-Maidah 5:3).
Safar is the 2nd month of Islamic lunar calendar. The month of Safar is not included in the list of sacred months but it does not mean that this month is not important or it comes with bad lucks and other superstitions. The polytheists of Makkah used to believe in superstations regarding of Safar but not the Muslims. Islamic teachings are totally against these thoughts as Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:
“(There is) no Adwa (no contagious disease is conveyed without Allah’s Permission), nor Tiyrar [nor is there any bad omen (from birds)], nor (is there any) Hama, Safar, and one should run away from the leper as one runs away from a lion.” (Al-Bukhari 5707).
Marriage in Muharram and Safar
Misconceptions and self-made thoughts and decision regarding these two Months are totally baseless and it has nothing to do with Islam. Islam is a complete religion and we should not gave much importance to our thoughts and whatever suggested by someone which is not authentic by Quran and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) sayings. Marriage is Sunnah and according to Quran and Hadith there is no indication that why Muslims should not marry in the month of Muharram or Safar. The days, nights and months are creation of Allah and they are to guide and help people and admire the blessings of Him upon us.
Allah says in Quran: “And We have made the night and day two signs, and We erased the sign of the night and made the sign of the day visible that you may seek bounty from your Lord and may know the number of years and the account [of time].” (Al-Isra 17:12).
No one has right to declare any day or month bad or unlucky except Allah (SWT) and his beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Following are few books you should read in the matters of Marriage in Islam. These books are highly authentic and published by Darussalam Publishers.