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['Aalim Network QR] Actions not recommended in Muharram

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Salamun Alaykum,

The following questions were kindly answered by Shaykh Mustafa Jaffer.


Abbas Jaffer
Moderator - 'Aalim Network


Question :

Someone told me the following things re: Muharram.  Can you please 
tell me if they are true, and if so, where do these come from?  Please 
cite the rulings or hadith that refer to these matters or that otherwise
their source.  JazakAllah.

Do not start any new business in Muharram, it will ultimately fail. 
Do not buy or wear new clothes in Muharram it will make you poor. 
Do not move into a new house in Muharram, it will bring disasters.
Do not eat food that is commonly eaten in happy days in Muharram. 
Do not accept any gift, award or prize in Muharram it will bring pride. 
Do not buy a new car in Muharram it will bring accidents.
On the day of Ashura we should never fast however partial fast till 
evening is good. On Ashura day never do business and if at all you 
earn money, that day's earning should be given in charity.
Biggest insult to Imam Hussein on the day of Ashura is to smile 
or laugh or talk of worldly matters.


Out of the whole statement made, only one thing is true - the one about 
not fasting, but remaining hungry until evening on the day of Ashura. 
The rest is more cultural and sentimental and no mention of it is found in
any hadith.

Mustafa Jaffer

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