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People regard the month of Dhul Qa'dah as an 'empty' month and to not have any marriages performed during this month because they regard it to be ill-fated. Is this correct? PDF Print E-mail
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Regarding the month of Dhul Qa'dah as Ill-Fated

Q: Imaan-77: People regard the month of Dhul Qa'dah as an 'empty' month and to not have any marriages performed during this month because they regard it to be ill-fated. Is this correct?

Answer: The month of Dhul Qa'dah is, in fact, a blessed month and regarded as one of the four sacred and revered months, as stated in the Qur'aan. It is also amongst the months of Hajj together with Shawwaal and Dhul Hijjah, as specified also in the Qur'aan'.

Hadhrat Anas RADI. reports that Rasulullaah SAW. performed Umrah four times, each time during the month of Dhul Qa'dah, except for the one that was performed with the Hajj.

When the Qur'aan states that a month is sacred, revered and amongst the months of Hajj and when Rasulullaah SAW. pertormed Umrah thrice in this month, how can anyone regard it to be ill-fated. It is sheer foolishness and stems from shirk to regard it as ill-fated and to maintain that any proposal, marriage or other act of happiness will also be ill-fated if carried out in this month. One needs to repent from holding such beliefs since they oppose the teachings of the Deen and seem to be creating another Shari'ah. It is not at all permissible to refer to this blessed month as 'empty as this is akin to calling the Isha salaah "atama", an act which Rasulullaah SAW. prohibited. And Allaah knows best what is most correct.

Fatawa Rahimiyyah (Vol.1)