A person complained to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) that he is suffering from poverty. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) advised him to get married.

Is this authentic?

Hafiz Khatib Al Baghdadi (rahimahullah) has recorded this incident in his Tarikh with a very weak chain.

(Tarikh Baghdad, vol. 2 pg. 233/234. Mizanul I’tidal, vol. 2 pg. 148 – 3116-)

However, there are numerous verses of The Holy Quran and Hadiths which prove that nikah does increase sustenance, among them are the following:

1) Allah Ta’ala Mentions:

“Get the unmarried ones among you married, as well as the righteous slave men and slave women. If they are poor, Allah will make them independent by his grace”

(Surah Nur, verse: 32)

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) under the commentary of this verse would say:

“Allah Ta’ala commanded and encouraged them to get married, and he promised them wealth”

Similar statements have also been reported from Sayyiduna Abu Bakr As Siddiq and Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhuma)

(Refer: Tafsir Ibn Abi Hatim, Tafsir Ibn Kathir and Ad Durrul Manthur, Surah Nur, verse 32)

2) Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“There are three types of people whom it is a right upon Allah to help and assist, The Mujahid in the path of Allah, The Mukatab [a slave paying for his freedom] who intends to pay and the one who makes nikah intending chastity”

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 1655, Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 2518 – Declared sound (hasan) by Imam Tirmidhi and authentic (sahih) by Imam Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 4030)

3) Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah Ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) reports that (Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Seek for sustenance in nikah”

(Daylami with a weak chain. Refer: Al Maqasidul Hasanah, pg. 82, Hadith: 162)

4) Sayyiduna ‘Umar Ibn Al Khattab (radiyallahu ‘anhu) would say:

“I am surprised at the person who does not search for wealth by means of marriage, whereas Allah Ta’ala has stated “If they are poor, Allah will make them independent by his grace”

(‘Abdur Razzaq, Refer: Al Maqasidul Hasanah, pg. 83, Hadith: 162)

5) Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Marry women, for verily they will bring wealth” [through the blessing of nikah]

(Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 16161, mursalan- مرسلا- , with a reliable chain)

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

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With the month of Safar upon us, Ulama are exhorting the Muslim public to let go of superstitious baggage regarding this month that they say has its roots in the Days of Ignorance.
In years gone by, Cii Radio has witnessed that there are still comparatively fewer Nikahs being performed in the months of Muharram and Safar, and it is often speculated that this is the case due to a perception that still sees these months being characterized as periods of mourning, grief and ill omen.

In the days of Jahiliyyah (prior to the appointment of the Prophet SAW as the Messenger of Allah), the pagans used to believe that the month of Safar would bring evil omens; but the matter was sufficiently clarified by the Messenger of Allah who made it absolutely clear that no day, no week, no month, and no year brings along with it evil omens.

In a Hadith narrated by Al Bukhari, Nabi SAW said, : (There is) no ‘Adwa (no contagious disease is conveyed without Allah’s permission), nor is there any bad omen (from birds), nor is there any Hamah, nor is there any bad omen in the month of Safar, and one should run away from the leper as one runs away from a lion.”

Commenting on such superstitions that some still harbour regarding Safar, senior Ladysmith based Aalim Moulana Salim Kareem says the main panacea is to acquire full trust that all conditions – good or bad – come from Allah SWT.

Belief in Taqdeer(Predestination) is essential to our faith. Once the Messenger of Allah SWT asked the Sahaba RA if they are true Muslims. They replied in the affirmative. The Messenger of Allah SWT then probed them further asking how could they prove such a contention. They replied citing three qualities: Their gratefulness for Allah SWT’s bounties upon them; their patience on calamities than befell them; and their belief in Taqdeer.

The Sahaba RA questioned Nabi SAW on many things(on behalf of the entire Ummah) during his lifetime. One of them was the superstition that clouded the month of Safar. Answering them, Nabi SAW clearly negated the superstition that Safar was a month of bad omens.

The sad thing is that, in spite of this lots of people still believe that the first 13 days of this month are particularly calamitous, especially for menfolk. And lots of people would shut their homes on the 13th of Safar and proceed elsewhere believing that some form of evil is about to descend.

These are very dangerous beliefs that come very close to Kufr and Shirk.

Allah SWT teaches us in the Quraan, Surah Hadid Verse 23:

“No disaster strikes upon the earth or among yourselves except that it is in a register before We bring it into being – indeed that, for Allah , is easy”

So if any evil actually touches us, we learn from this Ayah that it may actually be coming to us due to our own sinful actions.

To combat superstitions, evil thoughts and ward off potential calamities from our lives try to read the following Dua mentioned in the Hadeeth of Sayyidina Rasulullah SAW often:

“بِسْمِ اللهِ الَّذِي لَا يَضُرُّ مَعَ اسْمِهِ شَيْءٌ فِي الْأَرْضِ وَلَا فِي السَّمَاءِ وَهُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ”.

Bismillaahil-lathee laa yadhurru ma’as-mihi shay’un fil-’ardhi wa laa fis-samaa’i wa Huwas-Samee ‘ul- ‘Aleem .

In the Name of Allah, Who with His Name nothing can cause harm in the earth nor in the heavens, and He is the All-Hearing, the All-Knowing. (Recite three times in Arabic).

“Whoever recites it three times in the morning will not be afflicted by any calamity before evening, and whoever recites it three times in the evening will not be overtaken by any calamity before morning.” Abu Dawud 4/323, At-Tirmithi 5/465, Ibn Majah 2/332, Ahmad. Ibn Majah’s chain of transmission is good (Hasan).

This Dua with full faith can serve as a shield from all calamities and evil, not only in Safar, but on every day and night of our lives.

Always maintain good thoughts of Allah SWT, and Allah SWT will treat you accordingly.

So to be clear, there is absolutely no sin getting married in the months of Muharram and Safar and there is nothing to be perturbed about regarding the specific day of the 13th Safar.

So whoever intends getting married in this period, don’t even for a moment think it is a month of bad luck or a month unsuitable for marriage or travel etc.

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My Uncle’s daughter is getting married. He is regarded as the senior member of the family and his family is very close with my family.

They will be having a wedding reception at a hall. Whilst I have informed them that I will not attend this function, and they have accepted this, I have also informed my mother that I will not be attending the Nikah. This she does not accept. Her argument is summarised as follows:

1. There is nothing haraam about a Nikaah where there will be only men in the Masjid; and

2. I will be breaking family ties.

Please advise whether it is permissible to attend the Nikah given the haraam function, and if not, will I be breaking family ties.

Please provide a detailed answer with reasons as I will present this question and the answer to the family. JazakAllah Wassalaam


A Sahaabi had died and Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) was requested to lead the Janaazah Salaat. However, Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) refused because the Sahaabi had an unpaid debt. Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) instructed someone else to lead the Janaazah Salaat.

Solely on the basis of the unpaid debt, was the Sahaabi deprived of the blessing of his Janaazah Salaat being led by Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam). Rasulullah’s refusal was to portray the evil of unpaid debt. He refused to perform the Janaazah Salaat in order to convey to the people the gravity of the sin of not paying debt.

Now for example, if your brother who, assuming he is a flagrant faasiq, dies and you refuse to lead the Janaazah Salaat or even refuse to be present at his Janaazah Salaat, and for which you will be Islamically justified, then your mother will also argue and say:

1) There is nothing haraam about performing Janaazah Salaat where there will be only men in the Musjid; and

2) You will be breaking family ties.
Understand well that performing Salaat, Fasting, Hajj, Sadqah, Family ties and all acts of ibaadat and virtue are virtuous, valid and acceptable to Allah Ta’ala only if these are executed in complete accord with His Commands. If any aspect of these deeds of virtue is in conflict with the Shariah, then such deeds cease to be acts of Ibaadat. On the contrary the deeds will be invalid and in some instances inspirations of shaitaan.

Allah Ta’ala revealed to Nabi Yusha’ (Alayhis salaam) that He would soon be destroying a city of 100,000 inhabitants. Of these, 60,000 were fussaaq/fujjaar and 40,000 were such pious people (Buzrugs) whose acts of Ibaadat were like the deeds of the Ambiya. Nevertheless, they too would be destroyed. Nabi Yusha’ (Alayhis salaam) was surprised and confused. He supplicated to Allah Ta’ala to explain why would these Buzrugs of such lofty piety also be punished and destroyed along with the villains. Allah Ta’ala responded that these buzrugs had abandoned Amr Bil Ma’roof. By mingling with the community in general, they had become so desensitized that silence and intermingling had become the norm for them despite the flagrant commission of transgression of the masses. They socialized and fraternized with the people. They attended their walimahs, jalsahs and functions in general, hence in terms of Allah’s Logic they all were of the same fussaaq/fujjaar ilk.

The wedding reception in the hall is most certainly accompanied by haraam acts, hence it is haraam. At the time of the nikah in the Musjid, it will be a known fact that after the ceremony, Allah Ta’ala will be insulted by this groom by means of flagrant perpetration of haraam. Thus, this groom, his bride, all all those who assisted in organizing the haraam function, and all the participants will be under the La’nat (Curse) and Ghadhab (Wrath) of Allah Azza Wa Jal every second they will be at the Mal-oon (Accursed) haraam function in the haraam.

The food and whatever else will be devoured at the Mal-oon function will also be Mal-oon and Haraam. In addition, the Imaam who will be performing the nikah in the Musjid and the participant in the ceremony in the Musjid are equal in the sin of blatantly insulting Allah Azza Wa Jal, for they all are fully aware of the fisq and fujoor which will follow the mock ‘holy’ nikah in the Musjid. It is not permissible for the Imaam and the trustees of the Musjid to allow a nikah to be conducted in the Musjid if it will be followed by a haraam function.

Participants in this type of nikah, i.e. one followed by insult to Allah Ta’ala with advertised haraam perpetration, are similar to those who had recently participated in a nikah followed by a marriage according to Hindu rituals of shirk and kufr. Both follow-up acts are haraam although the Hindu shirk one is worse.

Why is your mother able to accept your dissociation from the reception in the hall, but not your refusal to participate in the nikah ceremony? She accepts the former because she believes it is haraam. Despite this belief she finds it plausible to condone the haraam, and further support it. This is a dangerous attitude for Imaan.

When abstention from Janaazah Salaat is permissible on the basis of unpaid debt, despite this not being a sin of fisq and fujoor, then to a far greater degree will it be haraam to attend a nikah in a Musjid when the nikah will be followed by a function which is abhorrent to Allah Ta’ala.

The one who attends the nikah despite being aware of the insult to Allah Ta’ala after the nikah, is in the same category as the one who will be attending the haraam function in the hall.

Shaitaan deceives people with arguments which he adorns with ‘deeni’ flavour. He presents the chimera of ‘family ties’ to trick and mislead people into the commission of flagrant fisq and fujoor. Observance of family ties is haraam if it entails conflict with Allah Ta’ala. Observing of family ties is valid and permissible only if such observance is in conformity with the Shariah. Maintenance of family ties on the basis of haraam, is haraam.

Furthermore, by refraining from the nikah, you will not be breaking family ties. Those who are annoyed by your absence will be the culprits guilty of breaking family ties should they shun you simply because you had not attended the nikah. In this case the flagrant transgressors will be guilty of breaking family ties, not you who will be upholding your ties with Allah Ta’ala by abstaining from insulting Allah Ta’ala with indulgence in haraam. Thus, the argument of breaking family ties which most ignorant people nowadays present to justify participation in haraam functions is satanically adorned with deceptive ‘deeni’ hues which the Qur’aan terms Zukhruful Qawl.

May Allah Ta’ala grant you firmness on the Shariah.

9 Rajab 1440 – 16 March 2019