Spending on one’s family on the day of Aashura

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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.


Answered by:

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.