In Muharram, different people celebrate it in different ways. Some cut their body with blades, sword etc to show their sypathy to Hazrat Hassan and Hazrat Hussain. Some celebrate it with joy. Some with sorrow. What should actually be done on this day? Can we light up our homes in Muharram? Can we cook delicious food? please provide complete information.....

asked 1.0k1935 Irfan%20Alam's gravatar image

No, one should'nt celebrate this day with joy...or by cooking delicious food and all..Lightning up your home is still fine ...This is a sad month which shouldnt be celebrated happily..!!

A'ashura- A Day of Grief: Imam Reza (A.S.) said: The one for whom the day of A'shura is a day of tragedy, grief and weeping, Allah The Mighty, The Glorious, shall make the Day of Judgment, a day of joy and happiness for him. (Bihar al-Anwar, vol,: 44,pg: 284)

Muharram - The Month of Mourning: Imam Reza (A.S.) said: With the advent of the month of Muharram, my father Imam Kazim (A.S.) would never be seen laughing; gloom and sadness would overcome him for (the first) ten days of the month; and when the tenth day of the month would dawn, it would be a day of tragedy, grief and weeping for him. (Amaali Saduq, pg,:111)

The eyes that weep Husayn (A.S): The Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) said: O' Fatimah! Every eye shall be weeping on the Day of Judgment except the eye which has shed tears over the tragedy of Husain (A.S.) for surely, that eye shall be laughing and shall be given the glad tidings of the bounties and comforts of Paradise. (Bihar al-Anwar, vol,: 44;pg,:293.)

1 Muharram is New year day. It is not Islamic to say Happy new year. If someone (that is illiterate(jaheel unknown about this) says that to you; you are allowed to wish them the same with the context "and to you too". With the reminder next year he shouldn't repeat it again...!!

so brother after referring to these contexts I would finally conclude that it is a month of immense grieve and it should'nt be celebrated...nor we should wish anyone happy new year...!!


answered 1.0k1415 aaliya's gravatar image

Aaliya, are you shia? Don't you believe in the quran?

(Nov 16 '12 at 13:20) UmmRaheil UmmRaheil's gravatar image

no I am not a shia...ofcourse I believe in the Quran..but why are u asking that,sister..??

(Nov 19 '12 at 08:23) aaliya ♦ aaliya's gravatar image
answered 871625 lumisho's gravatar image

Answer not satisfactory. Answer needed according to the question.

(Nov 15 '12 at 05:21) Irfan Alam ♦ Irfan%20Alam's gravatar image

Assalaamu alaikum

Narrated Anas ibn Malik: When the Messenger of Allah (Blessings and peace be upon him) came to Medina, the people had two days on which they engaged in games. He asked: What are these two days (what is the significance)? They said: We used to engage ourselves on them in the pre-Islamic period. The Messenger of Allah (Blessings and peace be upon him) said: Allah has substituted for them something better than them, the day of sacrifice and the day of the breaking of the fast. Sunan Abi Dawud. (Saheeh Albani)

There are no other days where in celebrations are held, and doing so without legislation would be regarded as bid'ah.

Narrated Aisha: Allah's Apostle said, "If somebody innovates something which is not in harmony with the principles of our religion, that thing is rejected." Sahih al-Bukhari 2697

May Allaah guide us to the truth.

answered 6517 UmmRaheil's gravatar image

Answer is not according to question...

(Nov 16 '12 at 21:44) Irfan Alam ♦ Irfan%20Alam's gravatar image

The question was referring to celebrating or harming etc in the month. My response (with evidences) remind that we follow the quran and sunah and don't innovate anything. If someone celebrates on a particular day, they need to establish with evidences from the quran and sunnah of the Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him) - who would want their deeds rejected?

(Nov 16 '12 at 23:20) UmmRaheil UmmRaheil's gravatar image

We must follow Quran and Sunnah and do not innovate anything...........WE ALL KNOW THIS...... And I want what QURAN say about Muharram.....UNDERSTOOD

(Nov 16 '12 at 23:28) Irfan Alam ♦ Irfan%20Alam's gravatar image

Please forgive me, I'm not intending to insult anyone and if Allaah the Most High had mentioned this issue in the quran, insha Allaah I would have mentioned it.

(Nov 16 '12 at 23:42) UmmRaheil UmmRaheil's gravatar image
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