Translated by Aboo Bilal Nahim ibn Abd al Majid [hafidhahullah]
Our brother’s question is: My friend is about to get married in [the month of] Muharram. His friends and relatives are saying that he shouldn‘t get married in Muharram as it is prohibited. Brother, why shouldn’t we get married in Muharram?
Dr. Murtza bin Baksh (hafidhahullaah):
The individuals that prohibit getting married in Muharram are the Rafidi [extreme] Shi‘a. They don’t get married in Muharram and more specifically in the first 10 Days.
They are Ahlul-Bid’ah [people of innovation] and deviance. The meaning of Bid’ah is without any textual evidence [from the Book of Allah or the [Authentic] Sunnah] starting a new practice [as a form of worship].
Nikkah [marriage] can be performed at any time of the year. The only exception being when someone is in the state of ihraam [performing Hajj or Umrah] at this time it is Haraam [impermissible to perform a nikkah]. Other than this time, if you wish to get married then you can do so. Now with regards to the month of Muharram what relationship does it have to not getting married?
They say it is the month of mourning. What month of mourning is it?
The Prophet (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam), his companions (may Allaah be pleased with them all) got married in the month of Muharram. So, when did it become this month of mourning?
That which has been prohibited by the Shar’iah is prohibited for us! If we prohibit something upon ourselves that has not been been prohibited by the Shar‘iah then this is a form of innovation [in the religion]. So this is not permissible my brothers…
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