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Salamun Alaykum,

The following question was kindly answered by Mulla Asghar


Abbas Jaffer
Acting Moderator - 'Aalim Network.



I have heard that the month of Safar is a very "bhari" (in gujarati: heavy)
month.  Due to this, it is advisable that we should not engage in any
travels or buy anything new unless it is absolutely necessary.  Is there any
Islamic basis behind this lifestyle in the month of Safar? It seems to me
with a name like "Safar" travelling would actually be reccomended. Please
let me know if there are any precautions to be taken in this month as well.



Safar is spelled with Sad and not Seen as in Safara (travelled) in Arabic.
Some dictionaries translate Safar to mean "Devoid of (good)" 

There are some Ahadith that during certain days in the month of Safar one
should avoid travel, especially between the 10th and 20th. If one has to
travel, it is recommended to give some money in Sadqa (charity) before doing
so. In Mafaatihul Jinaan, there is a small Du'a to be recited ten times
daily to avert the Bala (trials) in the month of Safar.


Asgharali M M Jaffer

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