●What should I say after yawning?
●What is bidaa
●Why bidaa is dangerous
●Does Allah accept tawbah from innovators?
●Is there any bidaa hasana?
●What is the difference between bidaa and maslaha mursala?
●What are the types of innovations
●What is tawqeefi?
🛑Good innovation you say?
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “EVERY innovation is misguidance…” Sahih Muslim 867.
Bidaa is a way of doing something in Islam which has no basis in Islam. It is unprecedented and has no match in Islam though the innovator thinks he does it to go to extremes in loving Allah thru worship and get closer to Allah
any invented way in religion that is aimed at worshipping or drawing closer to Allaah. This means anything that is not referred to specifically in Sharee’ah, and for which there is no evidence (daleel) in the Qur’aan or Sunnah, and which was not known at the time of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and his Companions.
🚩Examples of bidaa/ innovations
🚫Fasting while standing in the sun
🚫 Adan for Eid Salat
🚫 Mawlid Christmas of of Muhammad peace be upon Him
🚫 Reading Quran collectively
🚫 Communical dikr (innovations)
🚫 innovate dikr that has no basis in Sunnah
Prophet Muhammad says each misguidance is innovation, each innovation is in hellfire
Is there any Bidaa hasana???
The answer is no
Whoever starts a good thing and is followed by others, will have his own reward and a reward equal to that of those who follow him, without it detracting from their reward in any way. Whoever starts a bad thing and is followed by others, will bear the burden of his own sin and a burden equal to that of those who follow him, without it detracting from their burden in any way.'” (Reported by al-Tirmidhi, no. 2675. He said, This is a saheeh hasan hadeeth
If someone add in religion he is implicitly saying that the religion is lacking, that Allaah did not complete and perfect it, and that there is room for improvement. This clearly contradicts the statement in the Qur’aan (int ” This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion”
Innovators are accusing prophet Muhammad peace be upon him that he was “guilty” of either of two things: either he was ignorant of this “good innovation,” or he knew about it but concealed it, thus letting his ummah down by not conveying it
🏁PROOFS BIDAA IS PROHIBITED
Following bid’ah leads to the cancelling out of sunnah practices and the ways of the salaf
Opening the door to bid’ah leads to changing the deen (religion) and opens the way for personal whims and opinions, because every innovator implies that what he is introducing is something good
Whomsoever Allah (Azza wa Jal) guides, none can lead him astray, and whomsoever Allah sends astray, none can guide. The truest of word is the Book of Allah and best of guidance is the guidance of Muhammad. The worst of things are those that are newly invented; every newly-invented thing is an innovation and every innovation is going astray, and every going
Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “If anyone introduces in our matter something which does not belong to it, will be rejected”.
▪︎[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
The narration in Muslim says: “If anybody introduces a practice which is not authenticated by me, it is to be rejected”.
▪︎In Sunan Ibn Majah
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: ‘Allah refuses to accept the good deeds of one who follows innovation until he gives up that innovation.'”
□I urge you to adhere to my Sunnah and the path of the Rightly-Guided Caliphs, and cling stubbornly to it. And beware of newly-invented matters, for every innovation is a going astray.'”
▪︎Sunan Ibn Majah
Vol. 1, Book 1, Hadith 42
●The Poisonous Joy of Bidaa●
shaytan overwhelmes them with such happiness that no one feels it except them
°It’s like the joy drug addicts find in weed
°It’s like the joy the adulterous find in sex
Sufyan Ath Thawri said:
*Innovation (bidah) is more beloved to Iblees than sin, since a sin may be repented for, but innovation is not repented for.
□1. Bidaa in costumes and culture or even technology: these are allowed
□2. Clear Bidaa like someone adding 5 rakaa in Asr etc
□3. Ambiguous bidaa: like mawlid or collective dikr or invocations
□4. Oral verbal like the sayings of some deviated sects such as Panentheism or pantheism i.e (Allah exists everywhere which is so wrong)
We Sunnah and consensus believe
Allah is above His Throne above the seventh heaven
1. Like circumambulating arround a shrine in search for wordly or next life’s benefits
Or seeking Refuge with them asking them sacrificing for them slaughters etc
2. Verbal like Allah doesn’t speak or that Quran is not an ongoing constitution Etc wal iyyadu billah God forbid
What is meant when the scholars say that acts of worship are tawqeefi or acts of worship are based on tawqeef is that it is not permissible to worship Allah, may He be exalted, through any act of worship unless this act of worship is proven in the shar‘i texts (Qur’aan and Sunnah) to be an act of worship that was prescribed by Allah.
No act of worship can be sanctioned except on the basis of shar‘i evidence to that effect
🏴Pillars of bidaas
1…It is considered part of Islam
2…It is innovated as something new
3…It has no basis in Islam
🚩Examples of Masalih Mursalah
⭕ Compilation of Quran
⭕ Microphones in Masjids
⭕ Carpets in Masjid
⭕ line drawn in Masjid to queue prayers
🔴All these are mere means to an end not goals in themselves
Yet the bidaa are goals in themselves
That’s the difference al hamdulillah
Islam began as something strange and will go back to being strange, so glad tidings to the strangers.” It was said: “Who are the strangers?’ He said: “Strangers who have left their families and tribes.”
▪︎Reference : Sunan Ibn Majah 3988
Bidaa is shirk
(42:21) Or do they have associates who have made lawful to them in religion what Allah has not permitted? Had it not been for the Decisive Word, it would have been decided between them. For the evildoers there is a painful punishment.
astray is in the Fire.’
The worst of things are those that are newly invented; every newly-invented thing is an innovation and every innovation is going astray, and every going astray is in the Fire.’
2. Prophet Peace be upon him never adviced.
3. Sahaba like Omar and Abu Bakr never celebrated
4. Four Imams never celebrated including imam Malik, Shafi, Hanbal, Abu Hanifa
5. Greatest Muhaddithen never celebrated including Imam Bukhari, Imam Muslim, Imam Abu Dawud, Imam Tirmidhe, Imam Nisai
How dare we innovate in the deen of Allah?
So hold fast to my Sunnah and the examples of the Rightly- Guided Caliphs who will come after me. Adhere to them and hold to it fast. Beware of new things (in Deen) because every Bid’ah is a misguidance”.
●[Abu Dawud and At- Tirmidhi].
*Ulama call the mimarets of Masjids the dots and Chakl in Quran
*Maslaha Mursalah is never considered a Bidaa
How about🕌 the minaret
The audio and Microphone of Salat
Are they innovations or Masalih Mursala
The answer is they are means to an end
The end/goal is memorizing Quran and all Sahaba memorized Quran
Abdullah Ibn Umar incident
Way back in the era of the companions of prophet Muhammad peace be upon Him a man sneezed and said:
🏙Al hamdulillah rabbi laalamin
So the Sahabi Abdullah Ibno Omar heard him and sneezed too and said Al hamdulillah rabbi laalamin wa sallatu wa salamu ala Rasulillah
The man said to Ibno Omar why you added many things
▪︎Ibno Omar told him it’s you who innovated and i said that on purpose to show you
▪︎He added that in Sunnah we just say (Al hamdulillah) after sneezing
▪︎And if you add anything you will be punished
That man said will Allah punish me for adding (rabbi Al Alami)
Ibno Omar said no He won’t but He will punish you for being deviated from His path
And recited for him 24:63
“So let the ones who fail (to obey) His Command beware that temptation may afflict them or painful torment may afflict them.
Some people came to Imam Malik and said why not adding some steps away from the Miqat of Ihram to Mekka i.e from the exact place assigned by the prophet Muhammad peace be upon Him for setting off to pilgrimage to Mekka
▪︎So as you can see It’s a ritual and needs to be respected
▪︎And the respect is in obedience to his orders not that you invent and say i obey Him
▪︎Imam malik said to those men who wanted to add some distance back in order to get more thawab (reward)
▪︎He told them i fear Allah will torment you
They said why they are just few steps …etc
He then recited
● So let the ones who fail (to obey) His Command beware that temptation may afflict them or painful torment may afflict them
I give you this rule of our fundamental scholars
Allah does accept any deed until it’s Devoted and Correct (authentic)
■For any deed to be accepted
□1. Devoted meaning you desire by it paradise and satisfaction of Allah
And you don’t show off with it
□2. Authentic; it must be backed up with authentic references proofs and arguments from QURAN AND SUNNAH
Now if you tell me bring proof that Mawlid is not bidaa
I answer it’s upon u to do that because another rule derived from a hadeeth says
The proof is upon the claimant
Which choice is better
🚩Group A Didn’t celebrate Mawlid
🛑1. Prophet Muhammad
🛑2. 120 000 Sahaba
🛑3. Pious predecessors Followers
🛑4. Imams of hadeeth
🛑5. Imams of interpretation
🛑6. Imams of Dawah
🛑7. Sunnah and consensus
If you claim you love prophet Muhammad peace be upon Him
Love = Following whom you love not surpassing the limits and adding or not doing what he did
El hassan El Basri says
Some people claimed to love Allah and His prophet so Allah tested them with this Ayah↙
(3:31) Say, [O Muhammad], “If you should love Allah, then follow me, [so] Allah will love you and forgive you your sins. And Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.”
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