Spending Generously on 10th of Muharram (brief)

Shortened Question:

Is it virtuous to spend generously on one`s family on the 10th of Muharram?


My question is based on the hadith relating to Ashura where in one who exchanges gifts Allah will give u Barakaah (blessings) in sustenance?

Is this hadith authentic?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

The Messenger of Allah (peace and salutations be upon him) said:

من وسَّع علي عياله يوم عاشوراء وسع الله عليه سائر السنة

Translation: Whoever generously spends on his dependents on the day of ‘Aashura, Allah Ta’ala will expand his sustenance (Barakah) for the rest of that year.

This Hadith is classified as acceptable and reliable[1]. It is narrated by:

  1. Jabir Ibn Abdullah (May Allah be pleased with him)
  2. Umar Ibn Khattab (May Allah be pleased with him)
  3. Abu Hurayrah (May Allah be pleased with him)
  4. Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri (May Allah be pleased with him)
  5. Abdullah Ibn Mas`ud (May Allah be pleased with him)
  6. Abdullah Ibn Umar (May Allah be pleased with him)

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Hanif Yusuf Patel

Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.




[1] See: [Muharram and Ashura: Virtues and Laws by Moulana Fazlur Rahman Azmi, p.15-17] and for a very detailed discussion see: [Al-Yawaaqit al-Ghaliyah, 1: 326-334, Kutub Khana Aziziyah, Dehli]

[The narrations are quoted in: Al-Baihaqi, 3513-5; Al-Maqasid al-Hasanah, p.494, Dar al-Kutub al-Ilmiyah; Al-Targhib wa at-Tarhib, 1: 188; 2: 115-116; Al-Istidhkar li Ibn ‘Abdil Bar,10: 140; Kashf al-Khifa, pg.284; Al-Mawahib al-Ladunniyyah, pg.492; Al-Maqasid al-Hasanah, 494; Ad-Durr al-Muntathirah, p.208; al-La`ali, p. 114; Al-Asrar al-Marfu`ah, 122; Al-Amal al-Mutlaqah, pg.30, Al-La-ali al-Masnu’ah, 2: 95)Allamah Lucknawi In Al-Aathar al-Marfu`ah, p.97; Radd al-Muhtar ala ad-Durr al-Mukhtar, 2: 418, H. M. Saeed Company]

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