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Throwing Dates After Nikaah

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Darulifta Azaadville

Question:

Is it a sunnah to throw dates in the air and at people after a nikkah?

Answer:

The Fuqaha have permitted distributing (by allowing people to take dates from a tray or platter) and throwing of dates after Nikah. Both options are permitted. However, it is better to distribute the dates rather than throwing the dates in the Masjid, as the respect and honour of the Masjid is upheld to a greater extent by distributing.

لَا بَأْسَ بِنَثْرِ السُّكَّرِ وَالدَّرَاهِمِ في الضِّيَافَةِ وَعَقْدِ النِّكَاحِ كَذَا في السِّرَاجِيَّةِ (الفتاوي الهندية ص345 ج5)

We haven’t found any text proving that throwing of dates after Nikah is a Sunnah. In fact Imaam Baihaqi r states that the narrations which give concession for throwing dates after Nikah are classified as weak narrations. In conclusion, the concession of throwing dates after Nikah is found but it cannot be regarded as a Sunnah. 

قال الامام البيهقي رح وقد روي في الرخصة فيه احاديث كلها ضعيفة (السنن الكبري ص287 ج7)

Checked and Approved By:

Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B.

This answer was collected from the official Ifta website of Darul Uloom Azaadville, South Africa. Most of the answers are checked and approved by Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B.

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