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Getting married in Shawwal

Question

Can we say it is recommended to get married in Shawwal because of the narration of Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) got married to her in Shawwal, or it was just coincidence?

 

Answer

As Muslims, we believe nothing was a coincidence in the life of Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam). Allah Ta’ala divinely chose for his Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) whatever was ideal for him.

For example, our Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) left this world on a Monday. This was no coincidence.

Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radiyallahu’anhu) had wished that he too should die on a Monday.

Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) has cited the following chapter in his book:

‘Chapter on [the virtue of] dying on a Monday’

(See Fathul Bari, Hadith: 1387)

In the same light, since Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu’anha) was the most beloved of wives to Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) -after Sayyidah Khadijah radiyallahu’anha-. Many people take a good omen in also emulating the date of their marriage, so as to acquire love and harmony in their relationship. Like was the case of the relationship between Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) and Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu’anha).

There is no harm in this.

In fact, Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu’anha) herself would also like to get the women of her family and friends married off in Shawwal.

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 3468)

Therefore several Muhaddithun have cited this Hadith [of Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) marrying Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu’anha) in Shawwal] under the chapter of it being mustahab to get married in Shawwal. 

See: Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 1093 and ‘Allamah Nawawi’s wording of the chapter in his commentary on Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 3468.

Also see here for more clarity.

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar