SPENDING ON ONE’S FAMILY ON ‘AASHURA DAY:
RASULULLAH ﷺ is authentically reported to have said:
‘Whoever expands his spending on his family on the day of ‘Ashura, ALLAH ﷻ will inflate his sustenance for the rest of that year.’
(Shu’abul Iman & Al-Istidhkar)_
Tried & Tested,
Several narrators of this Hadith have echoed the following testimony:
‘We have tried this, & have found it to be accurate.’
In fact, one narrator of this Hadith, a great Muhaddith and Faqih,
Sufyan ibn ‘Uyaynah (rahimahullah) said:
‘I have been doing this for fifty to sixty years and have always seen its benefit.’
(Lataiful Ma’arif, pg.113)
Source and Authenticity:
This Hadith has been reported by several Sahabah (radiyallahu ’anhum).
This has also been reported with a good chain as the statement of Sayyiduna ‘Umar.
There are several legitimate practices in Islam that have been wrongfully deemed as innovations!
One such deed is: Spending on one’s family on the day of ‘Ashura (The 10th of Muharram)
There are approximately ten Hadith Masters that have declared this Hadith as reliable.
See here for full details:
• This is not restricted to food only.
• One can spend in any form that is deemed most appropriate.
(Al-Hadiyyatul ‘Alaiyyah, pg.311)
• Lastly, this Hadith provides an ideal solution during these times of global financial constraint.
Try it & see the difference INSHA-ALLAH !
DARUL HADITH RESEARCH CENTRE
It’s become common practice to buy gifts, which has commercialized AAshura, this should not be such..
Spending on the family is ‘ on the day ‘ cook better food, spend on useful things, not wastage (Tabdheer/Israf) or fuzul khartcho.
If children need new clothes, etc, on the day, can get for them… but don’t go out of your way and commercialize AAshura.
It is Sunnah to give gifts..but…
There’s no fixed day to give gifts, any day of the year can be used, with the intention of sunnah.
There’s nothing in hadith and Qur’an which says we must imitate (Mushaabaha) Christmas which is exchanging gifts..
Day of AAshura is surely an auspicious day, but it’s not to be sensationalized.
Just spend little extra than a normal day, such as better food, wear nicer clothes, more family time, than a regular day.
Allah knows best…