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Eating 7 kinds of vegetables in Muharram

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by TheMufti.com

Q. Is it necessary to eat only 7 kinds of vegetable during the ten days of Muharram and were does this rule come from? I would just like to confirm this and know the reason why one should eat only vegetables. I know of families that are doing this. Is this Islamic or not?


A. In Islam, there is no basis of eating seven kinds of vegetables during the days of Muharram. Hence, it has no basis in Shariah.

Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

This answer was collected from TheMufti.com, which is a fatwa portal managed by Mufti Ismaeel Bassa from South Africa.

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