The second month of the Islamic calendar About the month of SAfAR:
This time of the year was considered to be cursed as many catastrophes and calamities took place. However this belief has been proven to be false and totally without foundation (absurd). This can also be confirmed by the following hadeeth. Hadhrat Jaabir (R.A.) has said that, "I have heard the Prophet saying, the descending of illness and evil superstition befalling in the month ofSafar is untrue." (Muslim)
Events Of SAfAR:-
1) The Battle of Abwaa took place on 12th Safar in the year2 A.H.
2) The Battle of Khaibar took place in the year 7 A.
Matrimonies in SAfAR:
Hadhrat Ali (R A ) married Hadhrat Fatima (R.A.), (the daughter of the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) in the latter days of Safar 2 A.H.
Deaths in SAfAR:-
1. Khubaib Ibn Adey(R.A.)was martyred in this month in the year 4A.H. in the Holy city of Makkah.
2. Zaid Ibn Dathina (RA) was martyred in this month in the year 4A.H. in the Holy city of Makkah
What to do:
1. To shun all types of erroneous beliefs regarding the blessed month of Safar.
2. To understand that the most unfortunate person is he who disobeys Allâh Ta'âla's commandments e.g. does not perform the five daily salaah etc. It is narrated in a hadîth that Rasûlullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said: "Pray, 0 Allah! Cause not anyone of us to be a wretched destitute." He then asked: "Do you know who is a wretched destitute?" Upon the request of the Sahabah radhiyallahu anhum he replied, "A wretched destitute is he who neglects his salât. " (Hadîth).
3. We should understand that all conditions which befalls us, good or bad, favourable, or unfavourable are from Allâh Ta'âla, (as a result of our actions). Allâh Ta'âla says: " Whatever misfortune befalls you, it is due to the things your hands have wrought, and He forgives many a sin." (Surah 42 - Verse 30).
This can also be confirmed by the following Hadîth:
Sayyidina Jabir radhiyallahu anhu has said that, "I have heard Rasûlullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam saying, the descending of illness and evil superstition befalling in the month of Safar is untrue." (Muslim)