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    Best time to tie the knot

    KABUL (PAN): Raveel, a 23-year-old who got married between Eidul Fitr and Eidul Adha last year, said: "People say it is not good to get married between those holidays, but I feel myself fortunate and have no problem."
    Raveel, a resident of the Char Qala-i-Wazirabad area in the capital Kabul, told Pajhwok Afghan News that many people had told him not to get married between the two Eids because it was bad luck.
    "I got married over objections from our families, and I was worried about it, but later I understood that getting married between Eids is not a problem," he said.
    Eidul Adha falls 70 days after Eidul Fitr, and many believe that it is bad luck to get married between the two. Religious scholars say that this idea has no basis in Islam, however.
    Hamid, a resident of the Qala-i-Najara area of Khair Khana, who got engaged eight months ago and wanted to get married, said: "My mother-in law did not allow us to get married between Eids because she thinks it is illegal in Islam."
    He said Islam does not forbid it and that getting married between Eids was no problem because all things belong to God.
    Mohammad Saddiq Muslim, the head of the fatwa department in the Supreme Court, said that the idea that the time between Eids was bad luck was mere superstition and is neither in the Qur’an nor in the Prophet Mohammad’s speeches.
    He said that between Eids was the best time to get married because the Prophet Mohammad and Bi Bi Aayash had also gotten married in this time.
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