Superstition; an act contrary to Islamic teachings

By: Hussain Anwar

Islam is the religion of nature and the religion of humanity, it is a perfect and complete religion and eternal code of life. The religion of Islam has given perfect guidance to man at every level. The requirement of faith, belief and trust in Allah is that everything The idea of ​​malice, misfortune and superstition about something is in fact an act contrary to non-Islamic thinking and Islamic teachings. In our society, malice, misfortune and superstition It is believed that there are many misconceptions, misconceptions, misconceptions and superstitions about the month of Safar, which have nothing to do with reality and Islam. Safar al-Muzaffar, the second of the Islamic year. It is a month, even before the advent of Islam, the name of this month was zero. Islam retained its name.

Its historical background is that before Islam, many things were known about this month, for example, people thought that this month brings down from heaven and calamities, so they did not travel in this month and so on. They considered it a month of war and fighting and as soon as the month of Muharram was over, they would start a war among themselves. (Tafsir Ibn Kathir)

Due to the distance from Islamic teachings, many such things have become common among today’s Muslims, which not only have no evidence from Sunnah and Shari’ah, but they are also in direct contradiction to the teachings of Shari’ah and Sunnah. Below is a brief mention of them and guidance is being given from the hadiths regarding them.

Generally, the first thirteen dates of Safar-ul-Muzaffar are considered ominous in the society and in these days not only marriage, marriage and travel etc. are avoided, but in some places thirteen dates are boiled and in some places they are stolen. Is done. Gradually, the name of the month of zero has been changed to thirteen fasts and no new work is started in it considering the whole month as ominous. The apparent reason for this is stated to be that in these thirteen days the illness of the Holy Prophet (saw) had intensified, so the theory was adopted that the first thirteen days of Safar and because of them the whole month was ominous and all kinds of good. It is empty of blessings. However, there is no basis for this, but the severity of the disease of the Prophet (peace be upon him) was born in the last days of Safar, which will be mentioned later.

It is also known among the people that in this month, lame, lame and blind giants come down from the sky in great numbers and harm the people. That is why some people beat the boxes and the wall with sticks in this month and say that In this way, we are repelling these harmful giants, which is why women, especially in the case of their young children, are very careful and afraid that these giants may harm them. In some areas, at the end of the month of zero, the female spider Clearing the nets, she says: “O Zero! Get away.” All this is based on the idea that many giants will land on the ground this month and harm people, which has no basis.

Similarly, it is well known among the people that on the last Wednesday of Safar, the Holy Prophet (PBUH) was cured of his illness and he took a bath, then went out of the house for entertainment. : Some women bake and distribute ghee, sugar or gar loaves of bread and it is justified that Hazrat Syeda Ayesha Siddiqah (RA) did this in the joy of the recovery of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). They go to gardens and parks for recreation and justify that the Holy Prophet (PBUH) entertained them on this day in the joy of his recovery. Some people cook and distribute cooked chickpeas and excellent food and It is justified that we do this in the joy of the recovery of the Holy Prophet (saw). In some areas regular festivals are celebrated. Laborers and artisans demand food and sweets on this day. The basis of all these rituals. It is a misconception that the Holy Prophet (saw) recovered on the last Wednesday of Safar, although the last Wednesday of Safar did not cure his illness, but began and so on. In sickness he hid himself from the world. The following are some undeniable references: The historian of Islam Muhammad ibn Sa’d writes: “The Prophet’s illness began on Wednesday, 28 Safar.” (Tabaqat Ibn Sa’d page 206)

Maulana Mufti Rashid Ahmad Gangohi says: “There is no basis for the last Wednesday, but on that day the Prophet (peace be upon him) had a severe illness, so the Jews rejoiced, now among the ignorant Hindus (and now also among the Muslims). (Fataawa al-Rashidiyyah, p. 15)

Hazrat Ahmad Raza Khan Barelvi, the chief of the Barelvi sect, says: “There is no basis for the last Wednesday, nor is there any evidence of his recovery, but the holy disease in which he died is said to have started from that day. Is”. (Ahkam Shariat Volume 3 Page 183)

Grand Mufti Amjad Ali Sahib writes: “In those days the disease of the Prophet was severe, all the things that are told to the people are against the facts” (Bihar Shariat vol. 6 p. 242).

From these references, it is clear that on the last Wednesday of Safar, the death of Sarkar Do Aalam 2 began and intensified. The Jews celebrated the day, and from them the festival passed on to the Hindus. Then the Muslims were misled into believing that the Holy Prophet had recovered that day. He had performed Ghusl-e-Sehat and had gone out of Madinah for entertainment.

Unfortunately, due to their distance from Islamic teachings, Muslims resorted to this tactic of untruthfulness and started celebrating the day of illness of their beloved Prophet (PBUH) as a festival.

Similarly, a large number of people consider marriage to be forbidden in this month and it is well known that “marriage which will be zero will prove to be zero”, so some people avoid marriage in this month very much and already The fixed dates are changed only for the sake of zero, similarly any other celebration of happiness is deliberately avoided. The main reason for this is said to be that the month of Safar (Naudzballah) is blessed and ominous. Therefore, the work done in it will also prove to be unlucky and sinister. This belief is completely wrong and against the Shari’ah and Sunnah. None of the twelve months of the year is sinister. In several hadiths, Sarwar Quneen has categorically denied this and said that there is no misfortune in anything. It is narrated from Hakim ibn Mu’awiyah that the Holy Prophet (sws) said: There is no misfortune in anything. The house, the woman, the ride (which people consider ominous) are also blessed. (Tirmidhi)

Arif Kabir Allama Abdul Haq Muhaddith Dehlavi, after quoting several hadiths on this subject, says: “In short, misfortune is nothing.” He further says: “This further proves that the Holy Prophet of misfortune and bad omens.” ﷺ has denied. ”It is clear from this detail that there is nothing wrong with anything in terms of its essence.

Now let us look at some of the ahaadeeth which show the negation of the ominousness of the month of Safar in particular: Hazrat Jabir bin Abdullah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Holy Prophet (sws) said: Does not descend (Muslim Sharif)

Imam Bukhari narrates: In the month of Safar, there is no reality of the effects of illness, bad luck and evil, the grip of Satan and the jinn. (Bukhari

In short, the Shari’ah has permitted marriage and marriage in every day and every month of the year and has not prohibited these matters in any month or day. Every sane person can well understand that none of the rumors spread among the Muslims about the month of Safar have anything to do with Islamic law and not only Islamic law has clearly stated all these things. However, even today, the followers of all schools of thought within the Nation of Islam have rejected them outright, declaring them to be baseless. Nevertheless, if these things are found among Muslims, then it is disbelief. Which is also extremely dangerous for human faith. Because the ungodly or the wicked will be redeemed at some point in the Hereafter, but it is very difficult to get rid of the ungodly. May Allah Almighty grant all Muslims, including me, the ability to accept the truth regarding Islamic law and beliefs and deeds and stick to it for life. (Amen)

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