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Closing Down of Businesses on Wafat Days


My question is as that on the day of Ashura we close all shops as its wajib and on the day of the Shahadat of Imam Ali (as) it’s not wajib and we say that this day is like Ashura?.

Thank you


This (it being wajib to close businesses on Shahadat days of the holy Masumeen) is not something specifically mentioned in ahadith. Normally we do practice it due to the respect we pay to Ahlul Bayt (as) which is a very good thing to do.

Yes, there are few sayings with regards to day of Ashura that a person needs to refrain from earning livelihood.

Kumail Rajani