Bidah means innovation in the religion, or something made up and introduced as a part of Islam. All bidah/innovations are rejected in Islam.

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Why saying “jummah mubarakah” or “eid mubarak” is considered a bidah (innovation)?

It came to a shock on me that saying have a blessed jummah (Friday) is an innovation in Islam because it has never been said by the sahabis nor by our beloved prophet (saw).
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Is the self-flagellation bidah? [duplicate]

The Shiites claim that they're sad of the Imam Hussein death. And for that they make self-harm or self-flagellation (Latm اللطم) every Ashura (عاشوراء) in the purpose of showing their sadness and to ...
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Turning hands upside down when telling bad things in du'a that we don't want to happen is bid'at?

Is turning hands upside down when telling bad things in du'a that we don't want to happen is bid'at or it is sunnah? For example in du'a Salâten Tuncina when they say "afat" which means disaster...
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Is sitting (praying) while being able to stand a form of bidah?

A masjid nearby where I live has chairs set out on the side of each row. I understand that there are some elderly people who may need to sit while praying, otherwise it would be difficult for them. ...
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Are arcades considered haram?

Asalam wa alakum, well my close friend is celebrating her birthday party, and we are going to the arcades(you know where you pay to play games, then you win a prize and there is also bowling there) so ...
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I found this question but didn't get the answer for it [duplicate]

The hadith of Abu Lahab's punishment being eased in Jahanam on Mondays for celebrating the Birth of the Prophet SAWAWS is very well known and is Sahih. You may find it in Sahih Bukhari and other ...
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Why some Muslims are against mourning the martyrdom of Imam Hussain(a.s.) and his companions? [closed]

Some groups of Muslims look at mourning for Imam Hussain(a.s) as something unacceptable in Islam or bidah. What is there reasoning behind there thinking even knowing that Prophet Mohammad said ...
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Is it correct to use Al-Haj before the name of persons who completed their haj?

I saw most of the muslims who were completed their Hajj, add the prefix Al-Haj or Hajito their names like adding Al-Hafiz to those who finished memorizing the whole Al-Quran. Haji is an honorific ...
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Are there any schools of thought which consider the science of Fiqh to be Bidah?

We see that today an Islamic ruling is derived using a set of guidelines and scientific process. Each of the four schools may have different rules to derive a ruling , so can this intricate process ...
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Is it permissible to perform EID Salaat on any day other than the 2 EIDs?

In some part of the world, Shia people organize EID Salaat in mosques on the day of EID-Al-Ghadeer. Is it valid to perform ID Salaat on EID-E-Ghadeer day?
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Is it permissible to make shabih(replica) of taboot (bier), zari and a'lam(Islamic flag)?

Shias (mostly in South-Asian countries) make replicas of taboot (biet), zari, zuljana and a'lam (Islamic flag) during Muharram processions. From where has this practice started and is it allowed in ...
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Is celebrations of Eid-E-Miladun-Nabi Allowed in Islam? [duplicate]

Many people of different countries celebrate Eid-e-Miladun-Nabi in remembrance of our prophet Muhammad (SW.). They maintain some traditions like, distributing sweets to the neighbor; pray to Allah for ...
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How many rakats are there for Taraweeh Prayer?

In my nearby masjid they used to pray 20 rakats for taraweeh in ramadan. But one of my friend said that it is bid'ah, the actual no.of rakats for taraweeh prayer is 8. So my question is, what ...
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What Salats/prayers are Bid'ahs/innovations?

As is fact, there is a lot of Bid'ahs (بدع)/innovations today. And there are Salawats/prayers that are also innovations, and it is important to know which salat is innovation so you do not fall into ...
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Is using a microphone for Azan bidah?

There are no hadiths saying that the call to prayer was made using a microphone. As Azan is considered an act of worship/religious observance, would using a microphone or tape recorder count as bidah? ...
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How and when to hug muslim brothers?

I heard that hugging(Mu'anakka) muslim brothers is by placing the head to the right shoulder of other guy. Is it correct? How many times (Mu'anakka) is permissible in Islam(one or three)? I heard a ...
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Why Hz. Umar changed 8 rakah taraweeh to 20 rakah?

Apparently there are no recordings anywhere that the prophet (pbuh) prayed 20 rakah taraweeh. That the prophet (pbuh) prayed 8 rakah taraweeh. I understand that Umar (may allah be pleased with him) ...
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Did ahlul bayt celebrate mawlid?

I just wanted to know if any school of thought has proof that the mawlid was celebrated by the ahlul bayt and/or if the prophet celebrated anyone's birthday while he was alive. I am not interested in ...
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What is the proper approach to Bid'ah?

There are certain things which may be accepted as proper worship in a religion, but others may consider it Bid'ah. For example, some people say that reciting "Ameen" after the Fatihah in prayer is a ...
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Is raising hands in du'a (dua) bid'ah?

I have many questions about that: Is raising one's hands for du'a after each and every salat bid'a? Is it true that the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) never really raised his hands in Du'a except in ...
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Is the practice of “melting lead and pouring it into cold water over the head” from Islam?

There are some people that melt lead and pour it into cold water over a person's head believing that this would cure nazar and/or evil spiritual illness. If you don't understand what I mean, see this ...
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Why Umar (r.a) said praying taraweeh in jamaah was “good bidah”

According to this question all bidah in religion is bad. But good things Hz. Umar said about people who were praying taraweeh with jamaah is known (couldn't find what exactly Hz. Umar said. I will ...
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Is extra ibadah considered bidah?

If, for example, I say that I would repeat Subhanallah 10000 times, and Hz. Muhammad (pbuh) didn't advice such thing, is it considered bidah, or should I claim that this ibadah is part of religion in ...
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All bidah are haram or not?

I remember reading somewhere that there are different types of bidah. Some of them are permissible or encouraged, and some others are haraam. However, one of the answers I read on this site mentions ...
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Fasting the day of Mid-Sha'ban

While I've always known that fasting the day of Mid-Sha'ban is good and special, and tried to do so most times. Recently I've been told that there's nothing special about it! So to ask, is there ...