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Is Marriage in Safar or Muharram Allowed?

07 September, 2023
Q Respected scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. I wanted to ask if there is any restriction in Islam that prohibits us from getting married in the month of Safar or the month of Muharram. Also, can you please clarify if it is true that in the month of Safar many problems and evils come down to the earth? If this is true, can you please quote a hadith or Qur'anic verse? Please answer this question as my family and I myself have a lot of misconceptions about it. I am very thankful to you.


Wa `alaykum as-salamu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.

In this fatwa:

  • Allah created all the months and they belong to Him.
  • Muslims should not be superstitious or be pessimistic about any month, day, or time.
  • There is nothing in the sources of the Shariah that prohibits marriage in the month of Safar, Muharram or any other month of the year.

In his response to your question, the prominent Muslim scholar, Sheikh Muhammad Iqbal Nadvi, Director and Imam of Al-Falah Islamic Center, Oakville, Ontario, Canada , states:

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Prohibiting marriage in Safar and Muharram or any other month is a myth. The Prophet (peace be upon him) advised us not to curse any time, because Allah created by time and if we curse time, it is like cursing Him.

There is no basis for the rumor that some bad luck or evils happen in the month of Safar and Muharram. When someone asked Aishah  about whether it was true that marrying in the month of Safar would bring bad luck, she indicated that the Prophet (PBUH) married her in the month of Safar and she was the luckiest woman by marrying the Messenger of Allah.

Allah Almighty knows best.

Editor’s note: This fatwa is from Ask the Scholar’s archive and was originally published at an earlier date.