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All bidah are haram or not?

Bidah, the definition of Innovations The answer at top (by Ansari) is, as he is stating, only answering from one viewpoint. "I am answering from one viewpoint among Ahlussunnah wa al-Jama'ah. " That ...
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Is celebrating the birth of the Prophet a form of innovation?

All perfect praise be to Allah I will talk with Sunni point of view. Alright, this topic is a huge and old topic and there are full books on this topic from the time it started it is one of the most ...
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When does qiyas (deductive analogy) become bid'ah (innovation)?

Qiyas is not a bid'ah since it does not satisfy the conditions of a bid'ah. Sources of legislation in Islam Sources of Islamic legislation are the Qur'an and the Sunnah of the Prophet (ﷺ). Al-Shafi'...
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Is raising hands in du'a (dua) bid'ah?

In this hadith from al-Khisal by Ibn Babawayh we see that Imam Ali a.s. not only accept this action, he explains the reason of raising hands at dua: Imam Ali a.s. said: اذا فَرِغَ اَحَدُکُمْ مِنَ ...
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Is sitting (praying) while being able to stand a form of bidah?

Bismillah. Standing during an obligatory prayer is one of the pillars or essential parts of the prayer, and it not permissible to omit it unless one is unable to stand because of sickness or intense ...
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Ruling on celebration of birth; Is the term 'Bidah' applicable here?

Bid'ah - If you add something new to the belief of Islam without having a proof from Quran or Sunnah then this is considered Bidah. (as seen in What is Bidah) So, in the past when there were no ...
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According to Sunni belief, would 'Ali is the Wali' statement added to adhan and ikamah invalidate the salah?

It depends, a Zaydi Shia is different from an Imami Shia who is different from an Ismaili Shia. And there are differences even among individuals. Depending on the Aqa'id of the imam, he may be ...
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Did Ibn Taymiyyah say Ibn Umar was an innovator in religion?

Yes, the partial quote provided is by Ibn Taymiyyah, but as typically is the case, the quote is either chopped, taken out of context, or misquoted altogether. The quote is from Iqtidā' al-Ṡerāt al-...
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What is Ibn Tamiyyah's evidence for the claim that Hell will be empty eventually?

There's lots of untruths attributed to Ibn Taymiyyah (rh). We can see from some of his writings that he did acknowledge that Hell is eternal. One such source is the following: "The Salaf of the ...
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Is Salaat an-Nabi (Darood) acceptable before Adhaan?

Why shouldn't it be accepted if Allah () says: Indeed, Allah confers blessing upon the Prophet, and His angels [ask Him to do so]. O you who have believed, ask [ Allah to confer] blessing upon him ...
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What is the difference between innovation in Islam and introduction in Islam?

The later hadith you are referring to have also been translated like this: فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ "‏ مَنْ سَنَّ فِي الإِسْلاَمِ سُنَّةً حَسَنَةً فَعُمِلَ بِهَا بَعْدَهُ ...
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Is sitting (praying) while being able to stand a form of bidah?

Bida'h is to believe that something which is out of religion is a apart of it and say or behave accordingly. For instance, if you offered Fajr Prayer in 3 Rakat and said wholeheartedly that this is a ...
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what is a bidah (bid-ah), the definition and the way to identify it?

Asking for a proof from only Quran or Sunnah is hard. But I get your point, You are not looking for opinions. Sheikh Ibn Othaymeen defines Bidah as: If you add something new to the belief of Islam ...
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Would wiping the neck in wudu' be considered makrooh or bid'ah?

When a number of Daeef (weak) hadiths are transmitted from multiple Companions, the hadith may reach the status of Hasan, and Hasan hadiths can be acted upon. Even when there are a number of daeef ...
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Is reciting Takbeer three times after every farj salat in Ayyam-E-Tashrik days a Mustahab work?

There is no hadith attributed to the Prophet ﷺ about takbīrat during the time of Eid al-Adha apart from: حدثنا عفان، حدثنا أبو عوانة، حدثنا يزيد بن أبي زياد، عن مجاهد، عن ابن عمر، عن النبي ﷺ قال: ما ...
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Why saying "jummah mubarakah" or "eid mubarak" is considered a bidah (innovation)?

Saying "Eid Muarak" or any good greetings for Eid is not a bidaah since the sahabah used to do it: Jubayr ibn Nufayr said: “At the time of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, when people ...
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Is Bida'h a major sin or minor sin?

Bid'ah could be a major or a minor sin depending on its category and the degree of seriousness: Bid'ah that leads to Kufr (بدعة مُكفّرة). It is any Bid'ah that denies/rejects an obligation in Islam, ...
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A sect call Muslims outsiders "Wahhabi". Allowed?

Shortly this is a kind of backbiting or gheeba (for more details read Is there a hadd punishment for gheebah/backbiting? Please Answer) or mockery. Allah the almighty says: O you who have ...
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What is a langar - it is served?

In mainstream culture, a langar is normally associated with the religion of Sikhism . As per wikipedia, it is a community meal from the Sikh community kitchen in a Gurdwara where a free meal is served ...
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Is gathering after the janaza a bid’ah?

Bid'ah (sometimes translated heresy, but usually innovation) is a strong word and it literally means any new innovation that has not been there before. As for the technical term as used by fiqh ...
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After Fardh salah saying a wazifah then blow on your fingers and rub your eyes Sunnah?

there is NO authentic evidence for blowing onto ones fingers and wiping the eyes with them after making fardh salah or making dua. Al-Shuqayri (may Allaah have mercy on him) mentioned the bidah of ...
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After Fardh salah saying a wazifah then blow on your fingers and rub your eyes Sunnah?

Bismi Allah Ar Rahman Ar Rahim. In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. All Perfect Praise be to Almighty God, and prayers and peace be upon the Messenger of Allah and his family ...
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Proof for 2 rak'at Nafl after Zuhr, Maghrib, Isha?

You may find evidences for that in this search on sunnah.com So it is mentioned in almost all known hadith compilations on the authority of at least 5 sahabah. For Example in Sahih al-Bukhari: I ...
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Is there an agreement on the Prophet's birth date?

There is no agreement on Prophet's (peace be upon him) birthday. The Fatimids have started Prophet's birthday celebration, but they didn't invent the date. The date 12th Rabi' Al-Awwal is not totally ...
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How did the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) give a dua for efficiency of vehicles running on petrol?

Suratil Kawthar is outlined below from this source. Innā 'A`ţaynāka Al-Kawthar 108.001 To thee have We granted the Fount (of Abundance). إِنَّ‍‍‍ا‌ ‌أَعْ‍‍طَ‍‍يْن‍‍َ‍اكَ ‌الْكَوْثَ‍رَ Faşalli ...
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Is using a microphone speaker system an innovation for Adhaan?

The conditions of an innovation in the religion are: An act that is intended to get one closer to Allah (Arabic: عمل أريد به التقرب إلى الله), which the Prophet ﷺ and his rightly-guided caliphs did ...
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What should be a Muslim's attiutude towards the teachings of Eckhart Tolle, mindfulness and zen buddhism?

If it strengthens your faith and is compatible with the Quran, I think you have answered your own question. I am only practicing Islam for two years, as a new Muslim I am both uplifted and also ...
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What should be a Muslim's attiutude towards the teachings of Eckhart Tolle, mindfulness and zen buddhism?

he somehow equates this with God implies shirk. There are many teaching from different people across the world. Islam differs from many other religion and other's teaching on one major base. "SHIRK". ...
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