Q: In the Hadith regarding increasing your spending on Aashura
1. Who does the word ahl or iyaal refer to?
2. Will I get the reward mentioned in the Hadith Sharif if I give gifts to my immediate family i. e. Wife and children?
3. My Extended family e.g. Siblings, nephews, in-laws etc?
4. My Friends?
5. My Students?
1. Household, family.
2 – 3. Insha-Allah.
4 – 5. We advise you not to overdo this. Just keep it within your family.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)
This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.