THE MONTH OF SAFAR

To believe that the month of Safar is inauspicious, and particularly, its first thirteen days, are 'bad luck' or that it is harmful to marry or propose to marry or undertake a journey, etc. during these days are beliefs which are against the teachings of Islam.

In pre-Islamic days, people considered the month of Safar to be evil and ominous. Our Rasool sallallaahu alayhi wasallam strongly rejected such beliefs and ideas. The truth is that no time, day, month or date is in itself evil, but the deeds of people are either good or bad. The time spent in the performance of good deeds will be auspicious and the time spent in sin and the disobedience of Allah Ta'aalaa will be evil and ominous.

The month of Safar is not ominous. Evil deeds and incorrect beliefs are ominous and should be given up and repented for. It is incorrect to postpone or delay marriage or its proposal or a journey, etc. because of such beliefs.

Rejecting the false beliefs of the days of ignorance our Rasool sallallaahu alayhi wasallam said,

'Belief in ill-omen is polytheistic (he said this thrice) and the owl's ominousness is nothing.' The polytheists of Arabia used to believe that a house near which an owl screeches will be ruined, hence, Rasoolullah sallallaahu alayhi wasallam refuted this belief as false. Thereafter, he said, 'There is nothing ominous about the month of Safar'. (Bukhari vol.1 pg.857)

The polytheists believed the month of Safar upto the 13th day to be inauspicious, hence, Rasoolullah sallallaahu alayhi wasallam repudiated this superstition. It is therefore wrong for Muslims, who are the followers of Muhammad, Rasoolullah sallallaahu alayhi wasallam, to adopt the ways of the non-Muslims and to entertain the very beliefs which he had come to change.

May Allah grant all Muslims the ability to accept and practice upon all the
beautiful teachings of our beloved Rasool sallallaahu alayhi wasallam,

Aameen.

In pre-Islamic days, people considered the month of Safar to be evil and ominous. Our Rasool sallallaahu alayhi wasallam strongly rejected such beliefs and ideas. The truth is that no time, day, month or date is in itself evil, but the deeds of people are either good or bad. The time spent in the performance of good deeds will be auspicious and the time spent in sin and the disobedience of Allah Ta'aalaa will be evil and ominous. The month of Safar is not ominous. Evil deeds and incorrect beliefs are ominous and should be given up and repented for. It is incorrect to postpone or delay marriage or its proposal or a journey, etc. because of such beliefs. Rejecting the false beliefs of the days of ignorance our Rasool sallallaahu alayhi wasallam said,

'Belief in ill-omen is polytheistic (he said this thrice) and the owl's ominousness is nothing.' The polytheists of Arabia used to believe that a house near which an owl screeches will be ruined, hence, Rasoolullah sallallaahu alayhi wasallam refuted this belief as false. Thereafter, he said, 'There is nothing ominous about the month of Safar'. (Bukhari vol.1 pg.857)

The polytheists believed the month of Safar upto the 13th day to be inauspicious, hence, Rasoolullah sallallaahu alayhi wasallam repudiated this superstition. It is therefore wrong for Muslims, who are the followers of Muhammad, Rasoolullah sallallaahu alayhi wasallam, to adopt the ways of the non-Muslims and to entertain the very beliefs which he had come to change.

May Allah grant all Muslims the ability to accept and practice upon all the
beautiful teachings of our beloved Rasool sallallaahu alayhi wasallam,

Aameen.