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The Month of Safar

Safar” is the second month in the Islamic calendar. It is one of “Al-Ashhur-al-hurum” the four sanctified months in which battle was prohibited in the days of the Holy Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam). However, no specific mode of worship or other special rules are set by the Shari’ah to observe this month.

Some people believe that this month is an unlucky month, therefore, they avoid to hold marriage ceremonies or any other happy gatherings in this month. This belief is totally baseless and it is a part of the superstitions rampant in the ignorants of Arabia before the advent of Islam. The Holy Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) eradicated all such superstitious beliefs. Especially in the case of the month of Safar, he expressly said, “(To hold) the month of Safar (as unlucky) is nothing.”

Therefore, Muslims should not give ear to such superstitions. There is no problem in holding marriages etc. in this month.

Book Ref: Islamic Months Merits & Precepts – By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani (DB)