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Wearing red in Muharram.

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I am Asian, I'm sure many of you already know.

So are we (especially women) not allowed to wear red in Muharram? Or is it considered something bad? 

Because a while back I went to shop some clothes and my fam made sure there wasn't anything "red" in the dress of women. They even went as far as telling the shopkeeper to give piece which doesn't have red color as it's Muharram.

I was like: Why is it a problem?

Does anyone know if not wearing red is a thing here in Muharram?

Jazak Allahu Khayr
Zavon.

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23 hours ago, Zavon said:

I am Asian, I'm sure many of you already know.

So are we (especially women) not allowed to wear red in Muharram? Or is it considered something bad? 

Because a while back I went to shop some clothes and my fam made sure there wasn't anything "red" in the dress of women. They even went as far as telling the shopkeeper to give piece which doesn't have red color as it's Muharram.

I was like: Why is it a problem?

Does anyone know if not wearing red is a thing here in Muharram?

Jazak Allahu Khayr
Zavon.

We avoid red because we relate red color to happiness. Brides wearing red on wedding day or red color and valentines red roses for love and happiness. Therefore, we usually don't wear red color clothes but i don;t think we have anything in hadiths which says not to wear red in muharram. 

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It is a cultural tradition. 

In countries that red is a somber or neutral color it would be fine, but if red symbolizes celebration it's not appropriate for the time of Muharram mourning. 

It's not a religious restriction. Black is recommended, but no color is mandatory or prohibited, from a religious point of view. 

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The reason that some Muslims do not wear red clothing during the Holy Month of Muharram (and some during the month of Safar as well) is because red (also pink, orange, yellow, and purple, etc.) are seen as happy colors. The enemies at Karbala are depicted as wearing red clothing due to their happiness of their (bloody red) evil deeds.

A member posted a video where actors perform a Karbala scene with Imam Hussein AS and his men who wear green, and the enemies are wearing red. Watch at 6:06 minutes:

http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235052604-the-miracle-play-of-hasan-and-husain-by-wollaston/?do=findComment&comment=3082403

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