Are you planning to tie the knot soon? If so, have you considered consulting the Hijri calendar for your wedding date? The Islamic lunar calendar is rich in tradition and significance, with certain months considered particularly auspicious for marriage. In this article, we’ll delve into the best months to marry according to the Hijri calendar, exploring their symbolism and cultural significance. Whether you’re a devout Muslim or simply interested in learning more about Islamic traditions, read on for our expert insights!
The Hijri calendar is used to determine the dates of Muslim holidays and festivals, such as Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr. Muslims use the Hijri calendar to also calculate the proper days on which to perform the hajj or pilgrimage to Mecca.
Now the question arises as to which Hijri month is best to get married. Even though there are many speculations and debates about not getting married in certain Islamic months but Islam itself does not restrict holding marriage ceremonies in any Hijri month.
Although Pakistani and many Muslims around the world restrain from holding any conjugal ceremonies in Muharram, Safar, and even often in Ramadan. But there is no such indication or obligation in Islam
What has been spread about marriage in the month of Muharram or Safar is a bogus notion with no religious support. Dr. Muzammil H. Siddiqi, former President of the Islamic Society of North America.
There is nothing wrong with holding weddings or other gatherings on this day or in the month of Muharram or Safar in general. All days belong to Allah, and Muslims should not base their beliefs on certain months or days.
Another notable scholar, Sheikh Muhammad Iqbal Nadvi, Director and Imam of Al-Falah Islamic Center, Oakville, Ontario, Canada, states:
“Muslims should not be fearful or pessimistic about any month, day, or hour.”
“Nothing in the Shariah sources precludes marriage in the months of Safar, Muharram, or any other month of the year.”
There is no foundation for the rumor that bad luck or misfortunes occur during the months of Safar and Muharram.
When someone asked Aishah if marrying in the month of Safar was bad luck, “she replied that the Prophet (PBUH) married her in the month of Safar, and she was the luckiest lady in the world for marrying the Messenger of Allah.”
To conclude, the best month to marry according to the Hijri calendar is every month. All these months bring with them a sense of spiritual significance and divine blessings that can make your special day even more meaningful. There is no hard and fast rule when it comes to planning a wedding, marriage in itself is a blessing, no matter what time of the Hijri month or day you plan to marry.