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Assalaamualaikum wr wb sisters,

Since I’ve seen a LOT of websites and blogs putting a lot of things I know for a fact is wrong and bid’ah. I would just like to clear it up with this:

“As for the other things, such as cooking special dishes with or without grains, or wearing new clothes, or spending money on one’s family, or buying the year’s supplies on that day, or doing special acts of worship such as special prayers or deliberately slaughtering an animal on that day, or saving some of the meat of the sacrifice to cook with grains, or wearing kohl and henna, or taking a bath (ghusl), or shaking hands with one another, or visiting one another, or visiting the mosques and shrines and so on … all of this is reprehensible bid’ah and is wrong. None of it has anything to do with the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) or the way of the Khulafa’ ar-Rashidun. It was not approved of by any of the Imams of the Muslims, not Malik, not ath-Thawri, not al-Layth ibn Sa’ad, not Abu Hanifah, not al-Awza’i, not al-Shafi’i, not Ahmad ibn Hanbal, not Ishaq ibn Rahwayh, not any of the Imams and scholars of the Muslims.” [Al-Fatawa al-Kubra by Ibn Taymiyyah]

Also, if you notice this has a site. Anyways the point is all those things (cooking with grains, putting on henna/kohl, taking a bath, and so on…) is wrong to do on Ashura because it’s an innovation.


Jazakallahu khayran. 🙂

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