Q. Many Muslim businesses advertise Muharram gifts. Is it permissible to do so? A. Gifts are permissible all year round. However, some Muslim businesses are promoting gifts for Aashura, i.e. the 10th of Muharram. They know that this has become a custom amongst ignorant Muslims. Hence, those with commercial interests
Q. We know that Muharram and Aashura have great virtues. Kindly guide us as to which A’maal should we carry out, especially on tenth Muharram? A. There are only two A’maal (practices) specific to Muharram which have been authentically narrated from Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam: Fasting on Aashura (tenth Muharram).
Q. Can we mourn the death of Hadhrat Husain Radhiyallahu Anhu on Aashura? A. No. This is Haraam. Why do you want to mourn the shahaadat of specifically Hadhrat Husain Radhiyallahu Anhu? What about Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam, the Khulafaa-e-Raashideen, the Azwaaj-e-Mutaharraat and the thousands of other Sahaabah Radhiayallahu Anhum
Q. Some Molvis give Bayaans on Karbala and on the Shahaadat of Hadhrat Husain Radhiyallahu Anhu in Muharram and on the night of Aashura. Is this permissible? A. No. it is not permissible. A host of khuraafaat and baseless customs in Muharram have become entrenched amongst ignorant Muslims and those