Nikkah in Muharram

A nikkah ceremony in the month of Muharram will still take place from a legal perspective. Some cultural issues are attached which dictate that nikah ceremonies should not be conducted during Muharram. The only Islamic perspective on this is that especially the first 10 days should be avoided since it is a period of mourning for the great sacrifices made by the ahlul bayt and therefore celebrations should be avoided. After the first 10 days if it is necessary to conduct the nikah ceremony as in the situation given where the date was not anticipated to fall in Muharram and arrangements have been made then it is perfectly fine and valid in shariah.

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