Month of Safar
“Safar” is the second month in the Islamic calendar. The month of Safar comes after Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar.
About the month of Safar:
Many Muslims, with improper knowledge of Islam, have superstitions about this month being a month of misfortunes. The Holy Qur’an has provided clear guidelines about such superstitions:
No disaster strikes except by permission of Allah. And whoever believes in Allah - He will guide his heart. And Allah is knowing of all things. [64:11]
Islam does not have any room for superstitious beliefs. Muslims should not believe in any inauspicious days, weeks, months or years, there are no people, houses or things that bring bad luck.
The Messenger of Allah, Muhammad (ﷺ) also condemned these in the following Ahadith (Sayings of Muhammad (ﷺ), especially related to the month of Safar.
Abu Hurairah (Radhiyallahu Anhu) Narrated:
The Prophet (ﷺ) said,There is no transitive disease, no divination, nor is there any Haamah (a bird believed to be bringing bad omen), nor (is there any bad omen in) the month of Safar
(Saheeh Bukhari, Saheeh Muslim)
Jabir bin 'Abdullah (Radhiyallahu Anhuma) reported:
Allah's Apostle (ﷺ) as saying: There is no transitive disease, no (is there any bad omen in) the month of Safar, no ghoul (evil spirit).
The above mentioned Ahadith (Sayings of Muhammad (ﷺ) clearly refutes all incorrect beliefs and superstitions regarding the month of Safar, which were dominant in the days of Jahiliyya (Pre Islamic Ignorance).
During the Jahiliyya (Pre Islamic Ignorance), the Arabs had a number of superstitions for the month of Safar. The Messenger of Allah, Muhammad (ﷺ), demolished all incorrect and superstitious beliefs of pre-Islamic times, bringing Islam.
Events of Safar:-
1) Hadhrat Muhammad married Hadhrat Khadeejah Radhiyallah Anha.
2) The Battle of Abwaa (Wuddaan) took place in the year 2 A.H.
3) Hadhrat Ali (Radhiyallah Anhu) married Hadhrat Fatimah (Radhiyallah Anha), (the daughter of the Prophet (ﷺ)) in the latter days of Safar 2 A.H.
4) The Battle of Rajee’ took place in the year 4 A.H.
5) The Incident of Bi’r Ma’oonah took place in the year 4 A.H.
6) The Battle of Khaibar took place in the year 7 A.H.
7) The Battle of Siffeen took place in the year 37 A.H