Every year during the first ten days of Muharram, there is a discussion regarding the status of the Hadith that encourages spending on one’s family on 10 Muharram, the day of ‘Ashura. The Hadith states, “Whoever expands his expenditure on his family on the day of ‘Aashura, AllahTa’ala will expand his sustenance for the rest of that year”.
The scholars have different opinions regarding the authenticity of this narration. Shaykhul Hadith Moulana Muhammad Zakariya (May Allah have mercy on him) requested his senior student and disciple, Muhaddithul Asr Shaykhul Hadith Moulana Muhammad Yunus Jownpuri regarding the status and meaning of this narration. Muhaddithul Asr Shaykhul Hadith Moulana Muhammad Yunus Jownpuri initially provided a short answer followed by a detailed answer. These answers have been published in al-Yawaqeet al-Ghaliyah. The research concludes that at best, the narration is weak. (It is worth noting that according to the majority of scholars, it is permissible to act upon weak narrations in matters of virtue subject to fulfilling certain conditions – See al-Isabah, 5: 690; al-Qawlul Badee, p.195; al-Ajwibah al-Fadhilah, p.55; al-Yawaqeet al-Ghaliyah, 2: 296).
To read or download the research, click on the following link: Virtue of spending on one’s family on 10 Muharram (Muhaddithul Asr Shaykh Yunus Jownpuri Sahib)
VIEW OF MUFTI RASHID AHMED LUDHYANWI (MAY ALLAH HAVE MERCY ON HIM)
The following link provides the view of the former Grand Mufti of Pakistan, Mufti Rashid Ahmed Ludhyanwi (May Allah have mercy on him) regarding this Hadith: Virtue of spending on one’s family on 10 Muharram (Mufti Rashid Ahmed Ludhyanwi)
THE RESEARCH OF ‘ALLAMAH IRAQI (MAY ALLAH HAVE MERCY ON HIM)
Please click on the following link: http://shamela.ws/index.php/book/29509
Please refer to the following link for a summary of the views of scholars: https://nawadir.org/2016/09/18/spending-on-the-family-on-ashura-10-muharram/