Uthaimeen on Displaying Rituals of Happiness or Grief on the Day of Aashuraa

November 14, 2013 § Leave a comment


Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “The Day of ’Aashuraa is one of the Days of Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic, there is nothing that has been legislated concerning it except one thing which is the fast, and yet even then the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم gave the order to fast a day before or after it in order to be different to the Jews.”

Fataawaa Nurun-’Alad-Darb, vol. 2, p. 1199.

And he said, “The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم was asked about fasting on the Day of ’Aashuraa and so he said, ‘It expiates the past year,’ i.e., the one before it.

No part of the Eed [celebrations] have a place on this day. So just as none of the rites of Eed are a part of it, none of the rites of grieving are either—displaying grief or happiness on this day is in opposition to the Sunnah, nothing has been reported from the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم concerning this day except to fast it.”

Fataawaa fil-’Aqeedah, vol. 2, p. 1121.

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