Misconceptions about the month of Safar

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Get the truth about the month of Safar, Month of Safar is the second month in the Islamic calendar.

Safar means whistling of winds. This name was given because of the weather condition of that time.

  1. The Beloved daughter of Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wsallam) Fatima Radhi Allahu Anha) married Ali (Radhi Allahu Anha) this month.
  2. Prophet Muhammad ((Sallallaahu Alayhi Wsallam) fell sick at the end of this month and died in the same sickness in the next month on the 12th of Rabiul-Awwal.
  3. Ghazwa-e- Khyber (battle) took place in the same month.
  4. The battle of Abwaa also took place in the month of Safar.

What are some common misconceptions about Safar?

Unlucky happenings such as Diseases,  evils, loss in business, and all the misfortunes are related to this month.  This concept is nothing more than a misconception based on poor knowledge of Islam.

No Muslim should fall into these conceptions which had no foundations in truth.

Prophet Muhammad (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said about Safar:

“No adwaa [transmission of infectious disease without the permission of Allah], no tiyarah [superstitious belief in bird omens], no haamah [refers to a Jaahili Arab tradition described variously as: a worm that infests the grave of a murder victim until he is avenged; an owl; or the bones of a dead person turned into a bird that could fly], and no Safar [the month of Safar was regarded as “unlucky” in the Jaahiliyyah].”

( al-Bukhari, 5757, and Muslim, 2220)


What did the companions of Prophet Muhammad (Sahabah) say about this month?

Jaabir (Radhi Allahu Anha) very clearly mentions the superstitions and the wrong concept of Safar:

“I have heard the Prophet saying, the descending of illness and evil superstition befalling in the month of Safar is untrue.” [Muslim]

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What does Qur’an say about the month of Safar?

Qur’an explicitly rejects this concept of bad omen by saying;

And [for] every person We have imposed his fate upon his neck, and We will produce for him on the Day of Resurrection a record which he will encounter spread open. [It will be said], “Read your record. Sufficient is yourself against you this Day as accountant.”

[13,14 Surah Bani isra’eel]

What comes to you of good is from Allah, but what comes to you of evil, [O man], is from yourself. And We have sent you, [O Muhammad], to the people as a messenger, and sufficient is Allah as Witness.

[79 Surah An Nisa]

There are no bad omens or calamities in any person or any month or any date or number in Islam. If something wrong happens with someone it is due to their evil deeds. We have to work on ourselves to remove calamities from our minds.

This was all about Misconceptions about the month of Safar.

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