Questions tagged [bidah]

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

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Earliest record of opposition towards Mawlid

As far as I've researched, the earliest record of yearly Mawlid of Nabi SAW (between 12-17 Rabi Ul Awwal) is during the 1100s initiated by the fatimids [1]. What I want to know is when they started ...
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Is this miswak (tooth stick) method from authentic sunnah?

I was watching this clip from the founder of Dawateislami. There are some things which are new to me about the use of miswak (tooth stick): Miswak shouldn't be longer than a hand-span as it will ...
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After Fardh salah saying a wazifah then blow on your fingers and rub your eyes Sunnah?

Some Muslims after a Fardh Salaah recite a wazifah (Allah's name or Ya Nur or Quranic ayah) so many times you then blow on your fingers and rub over your eyes. Virtue of doing so is Allah will ...
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Giving money to family on Eid

Is it permissible to give money to family members to celebrate the day of eid or is it considered bidah? We used to give gifts, but we want to avoid the usual, 'my present is better than yours'.
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Asking the dead to make dua for you : bidah or shirk?

Assalamu Alaikum Brothers in Islam, Someone I know does the following : He hangs a picture of his dead parents in a photo frame on the wall, he touches the image of his parents and then asks the ...
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is the allowed in islam to look at first moon of RABI UL AWAL and put our hands up for dua?

we have listen to many people to that first look at the moon of RABI UL AWAL AND wish what ever you want will probably come true but some people said that it is haram because moon is the creation of ...
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Which Sunni scholars state that “using technology to propagate the faith of Islam” is a good innovation?

My question relates to item 1. in this Wikipedia snippet about bidah (religious innovation): Sunni Muslim scholars have divided bid‘ah in worldly matters into two types: Good innovations ...
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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 a procession / march on Mawlid an- Nabi a Sunnah or bid'ah?

Some Muslims who celebrate the birthday of the Prophet [saws] do a march (called a juloos) through their city on that day. If we were to accept that the celebration of the birthday of the Prophet is ...