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Celebration or any act of celebrating like wedding during the night and day of Ashura must be avoided. Ten days of Muharram should be respected by avoiding celebrations.


Yes. Hijri (Islamic) calender never started from Muharram because Hijra of the Prophet (SAWA) started in Rabiul Awwal and not in Muharram. Muharram was the start of the year of pagan Arabs before Islam. Umar ibn Al-Khattar was the first who brought it among Muslims.


Lovers of Ahlul Bayt (AS) avoid celebrating or showing pleasure during the month of Muharram and Safar. That is because of the love and respect for Ahlul Bayt who suffered a lot in these two months.

Going on holiday is allowed as far as it does not include any sinful act like singing, dancing, listening to sinful music, keeping in mind avoiding celebrating or showing pleasure in these two months.


Wearing black cloth for mourning the tragedies of the Prophet (SAWA) and Ahlul Bayt (AS) is a sign of the noble feelings of love to Allah, His Prophet (SAWA) and Ahlul Bayt (AS). It is very good to do so, but it is not obligatory.