Fatwa: 545

Category: fatwas about marriage

The ruling regarding ululation

The question:

What is the ruling concerning ululation?

The answer:

All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. Peace and blessing be upon whom Allah sent as a mercy to the Worlds, upon his Family, his Companions and his Brothers till the Day of Resurrection.

Ululation expresses joy, and it is not excluded from permitted songs in marriage and `Eid. Ululation should not go beyond the gathering of the women.

The perfect knowledge belongs to Allah عزَّ وجلَّ. Our last prayer is all praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. Peace and blessing be upon our Prophet, his Family, his Companions and Brothers till the Day of Resurrection.

Algiers, Monday, Dhu Al-Hija 26th, 1427H.
Corresponding to: January 15th, 2007.

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