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Questions tagged [bidah]

Bidah means innovation in the religion, or something made up and introduced as a part of Islam.

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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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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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Is celebrating the birth of the Prophet a form of innovation?

Is celebrating Mawalid (birth of the Prophet) bidat (innovation)? Please note this question is different of "if Mawalid is Halal or Haram" because one action can be bidat but still halal. Or it might ...
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what is a bidah (bid-ah), the definition and the way to identify it?

I've read a lot about bid-ah here and other places, but it seems there is no definite meaning for it as someone expands it to anything new even innovations in technology and saying there are good ...
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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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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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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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Ruling on celebration of birth; Is the term 'Bidah' applicable here?

There is a word Bid'ah in Islam and it means innovation in religious matters. Some Islamic scholars says that birthday is Bid'ah as it was not celebrated by any of the prophets, apostles and their ...
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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 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 ...