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 Is Safar a month of troubles?

Is Safar a month of troubles?


There were many superstitions during the Era of Jahiliyyah (ignorance) about the month of Safar.

Safar is the second of the twelve hijri months.

Before Islam, Safar was regarded as a month of bad luck and trouble among the people of Jahiliyyah. They believed that weddings had in Safar would end in divorce; any business, deeds done in Safar would turn out vain, anything started in this month would result in bad luck.

Arabs assumed that there was a snake in their stomach called “safar” which, when got hungry, bit them and made them suffer torture. There are also other narrations saying “safar” was believed to be an infectious stomach disease of people or animals; or it referred to the month of Safar and they believed to have misfortune in that month. (Kutub al Sitta)

Moreover, it was counted as of the major sins to perform umrah in the month of Safar. The Messenger of Allah swt stated “Umrah is halal (permissible) all the time.” (Bukhari)

Narrated Ibn Abbas:

“The people (of the Pre-lslamic Period) used to think that to perform 'Umra during the months of Hajj was one of the major sins on earth. And also used to consider the month of safar as a forbidden (i.e. sacred) month and they used to say, "When the wounds of the camel's back heal up (after they return from Hajj) and the signs of those wounds vanish and the month of safar passes away then (at that time) 'Umra is permissible for the one who wishes to perform it."

 In the morning of the 4th of Dhul-Hijja, the Prophet and his companions reached Mecca, assuming Ihram for Hajj and he ordered his companions to make their intentions of the Ihram for 'Umra only (instead of Hajj) so they considered his order as something great and were puzzled, and said, "O Allah's Apostle! What kind (of finishing) of Ihram is allowed?" The Prophet replied, "Finish the Ihram completely like a non-Muhrim (you are allowed everything)."  (Bukhari; Book 26, Hadith 635)


There is no bad omen in the month of Safar

Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle 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 '' (Bukari; Medicine; 608)


No affliction comes about but by Allah's permission

However, all days and months belong to Allah (swt) and they do not have any power to give benefit or harm. They don’t have any effect upon people’s lives.

“No kind of calamity can occur, except by the leave of Allah. And if any one believes in Allah, ((Allah)) guides his heart (aright): for Allah knows all things.” (Surah al Tagabun, 11)

The troubles and problems are created by Allah (swt) as a result of His Divine decree. In fact, man is in a test all the time and should always trust in Allah swt, supplicate Him and show patience. Kaynak: http://askaquestionto.us - Is Safar a month of troubles?  

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