What is the ruling on getting married in Muharram? There is no prohibition in Islamic Shari’ah to marry on any day of the year, including the 10th of Muharram, but sometimes circumstances and social factors prevent marriages.
For example, in our eastern culture, it is considered a social value to be involved in the joys and sorrows of loved ones, relatives, neighbors, etc.
If a tragic accident happens to a neighbor in the neighborhood or to a loved one in another city, we cancel the celebration at our house.
Married in Muharram
The question is, has the Shariah prevented us from celebrating happiness inside our homes in these circumstances? Surely not. It is done to express heartfelt connection to a neighbor or a loved one and join in his grief.
If happiness cannot be celebrated in the days of grief of a neighbor or loved one on the basis of any social bond, then how can happiness and weddings be organized in the days of the painful martyrdom of Imam Hussain and his family?
Martyrdom of Imam Hussain
The martyrdom of Imam Hussain and his companions is not an uncommon event. The foothills of Islam are full of flowers of martyrdom, but there is no precedent for the cruel manner in which the flowers of Gulshan-e-Mustafa were mutilated by the hands of the cruel Shaitan.
This is such a painful testimony that the Holy Prophet not only informed about its occurrence but also made it his Sunnah to weep in the grief of Husain with his holy eyes.
Hadith about Imam Hussain in Bukhari
It is narrated from Umm Salama that tears were flowing from the eyes of the Holy Prophet, so she asked, O Messenger of Allah, what is the matter today; tears are flowing from the holy eyes? He said that Gabriel has just informed me that: Your Ummah will kill your son Husain on this land called Karbala.
The majority of the Ummah saw the martyrdom of Hazrat Hussain and his companions as a great tragedy and remembered the day of Ashura, i.e. 10 Muharram al-Haram, as a day of mourning.
That is why the Muslim Ummah does not organize weddings or other celebrations in the month of Muharram. However, in case of compulsion, there is no problem in marrying simply.
Hussain for all
If a person deliberately rejoices over the atrocities committed on the martyrs of Imam Hussain and therefore organizes celebrations in Muharram, then he is surely guilty of harming the soul of the Prophet. And he should be ready to face the Holy Prophet on the Day of Judgment.
Every Muslim should be saddened by your martyrdom. Undoubtedly, you are the son of the daughter of the Prophet, may God bless him and grant him peace, which was the best of his daughters. You were pious, brave and generous.
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