I'm from Asian country. I don't know whether our traditions is the same or not. But I need to make sure what is actual bidaah? I learned Quran in my language 3 years ago. I convert as muslim after that. But now I've heard many traditions that is contradict to Quran, but people born as muslim said its okay to do it. Which is true? For example:
Finish Quran. or Khatam Quran ceremony. As far as I know, Prophet Muhammad never stop reading Quran till wafat. Quran is non stop guidance till our last breath. So why there's a traditions celebrating a person who finish reading it?
Celebrating Prophet Muhammad Birthday. From what I learn Sirah history, the other prophet before Muhammad SAW is also the truth messenger. But Prophet Muhammad never celebrated the birthday of other prophets before him. So why there's a tradition where we celebrate Prophet Muhammad birthday?
There's a lot of other traditions that I couldn't write.. sorry if my question offended anyone. I'm still new to this because from what I learn from Quran, and Prophet's history.. Quran is a guidebook. Not more than that..
After we received Quran, we should spread it to those who never know.. right? That's what Prophet did. Deliver Quran to others as a guidance. then why people born as a muslim use Quran other than a guide? For example, they say "you read this surah, then u will be smarter". Or they would say, "you read this to prevent ghost."
Is that what Prophet do with Quran? in Quran there's a saying, if we need help, pray to Allah. Allah is near. even nearer than our neck veins.. then why don't we just pray straight to Allah? if we scared to other things more than we scared Allah, then our Aqidah is destroyed right?
Please correct me if I'm wrong.