Act of Jahiliyyah in Muharram

Question:

During the month of Muharram, women go to the house of a newly married woman and bring water with them. They wear thick clothes to protect themselves against the cold and splash some of that water over the newly married woman and pour the rest over themselves, including young and old women. They do this every year. When we ask them to give up this action, they say that it is part of their habits and traditions.

Answer:

This habit is an invented practice from Jahiliyyah (pre-Islamic time of ignorance) and it is not permissible for a Muslim to do it since it does not have any origin in Allah’s law.

May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet, his family and Companions