Applying kohl on aashourah

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Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh


​Qazi khan mention that it is recommended to ​apply kohl on Aashoura. What is the stance of our Ulama on this issue?

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Ahadith that appear in the books of fiqh are not authentic by default. If they were reported by the a’immah of the madhhab for istidlaal, like Imam Abu Hanifa, Imam Abu Yusuf or Imam Muhammad, then there is no doubt in its authenticity. If not, it will have to be viewed in light of the principles of hadith outlined by the Hanafi fuqaha.

With regards to the hadith quoted by Qadhi Khan, Burhanuddeen Marghinani and others on the issue of applying surma on ‘aashura, ‘ulama have indicated it to be extremely weak. Many have claimed it to be a fabrication, amongst them Allamah Sakhawi and Ibn Rajab Hanbali. Ibn ‘Aabideen has also indicated the same.


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