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Muharram Innovations

Question

In my country, in Muharram many people cut their bodies and go to Karbalah to drink milk. They said it is not Bid’a and that they are getting reward. So which Hadeeth to prove them is Haraam and they are doing sin?

Answer

The practices of drinking and the distribution of milk (specifically for the tenth of Muharram), self-mutilation and visiting Karabala in the month of Muharram are Bid’aat, have no basis in the Shari’ah and cannot be established or substantiated from the practices of the Sahaaabah Radiallahu Anhum or pious predecessors. These practices are salient features of the Rawafidh (a deviated sect better known as the Shi’ah), and enacting these practices (even though a person claims not to be a Shi’ah) would result in emulation of this group which is impermissible and sinful.

وقَالَ: أُوصِيكُمْ بِتَقْوَى اللَّهِ، وَالسَّمْعِ وَالطَّاعَةِ وَإِنْ تَأَمَّرَ عَلَيْكُمْ عَبْدٌ، فَإِنَّهُ مَنْ يَعِشْ مِنْكُمْ فَسَيَرَى اخْتِلَافًا كَثِيرًا، فَعَلَيْكُمْ بِسُنَّتِي وَسُنَّةِ الْخُلَفَاءِ الرَّاشِدِينَ الْمَهْدِيينَ، عَضُّوا عَلَيْهَا بِالنَّوَاجِذِ، وَإِيَّاكُمْ وَمُحْدَثَاتِ الْأُمُورِ؛ فَإِنَّ كُلَّ بِدْعَةٍ ضَلَالَةٌ

Translation: Rasoolullaah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam), said, “I counsel you to have Taqwa (fear) of Allah, and to listen and obey [your leader], even if a slave were to become your Ameer. Verily he among you who lives long will see great controversy, so you must keep to my Sunnah and to the Sunnah of the Khulafa ar-Rashideen (the rightly guided Khulafa), those who guide to the right way. Cling to it stubbornly [literally: with your molar teeth]. Beware of newly invented matters [in the religion], for verily every Bid’ah (innovation) is misguidance.”

[Abu Dawud and Tirmidhi]

Checked and Approved By:

Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B.

References

البدعة هي الأمر المحدث الذي لم يكن عليه الصحابة والتابعون ولم يكن مما اقتضاه الدليل الشرعي. (قواعد الفقه صـ 204)

عَنْ عَائِشَةَ رضى الله عنها قَالَتْ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم مَنْ أَحْدَثَ فِي أَمْرِنَا هَذَا مَا لَيْسَ فِيهِ فَهُوَ رَدٌّ

 صحيح البخاري – باب إِذَا اصْطَلَحُوا عَلَى صُلْحِ جَوْرٍ فَالصُّلْحُ مَرْدُودٌ

عن ابن عمر قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم من تشبه بقوم فهو منهم

سنن أبي داود (رقم 4031) دار القبلة للثقاقة الاسلامية 

محرم میں بیل لگانا دودھ کا شربت پلا نا

(سوال محرم میں عشرہ وغیرہ کے روز شہادت کا بیان کر نامع اشعار بروایت صحیحہ یا بعض ضعیفہ بھی و نیز سیل لگانا اور چندہ دین اور شربت دودھ بچوں کو پلا نادرست ہے یانہیں۔ (جواب محرم میں ذکر شہادت حسین علیہ السلام کرنا اگر چہ بروایات صیحہ ہو یا سیل لگاناشربت پلانا یا چنده سبیل اور شربت میں دینا یا دودھ پلانا سب نا درست اور تشہ روافض کی وجہ سے حرام ہیں۔

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