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To understand this, you have understand what bid'ah is. People use this statement of Umar (radiallahu anhu) in wrong sense to promote Bid'ah (And this is what all they got to hang on to). Now, what is prohibited is innovation in Religion. We call it al bida'atush Shar'iyyah (Innovation in Religion). That means bringing something into religion something ...


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Is raising one's hands for du'a after each and every salat bid'a? Muslims make du'a on several occasions. There are instances reported where the Prophet (salallahu alayhi wassalam) raised his hand during du'a and there are instances where he did not. It is a Sunnah to raise our hands in the postures in which he raised his and it is a Sunnah not to raise ...


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I am answering from one viewpoint among Ahlussunnah wa al-Jama'ah. The crux of the answer depends on how bid'ah is defined. But this definition is inspired from the Qur'an, the sunnah, and the practices and sayings of the early generations. Two primary guiding lights here are the hadith of the Prophet (saws): عَنْ عَائِشَةَ ـ رضى الله عنها ـ قَالَتْ قَالَ ...


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I want you to understand that in Islam, some matters of fiqh have flexibility and open to choice within the boundaries permitted by Shari'ah. One such matter is the tarawih prayer. From the authentic hadeeth of the Prophet (salallahu alayhi wassalam) himself, it is known that he used to perform this prayer with different number of rakah. One hadeeth by ...


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While there are clear evidences that the prophet himself prayed 11 raka'at (e.g 8 raka'at tarawih and 3 raka'at witr) for the night prayer, there is a difference of opinion regarding whether this mandates a set limit to the tarawih prayer. The two camps can be summarized thus: Any even number of raka'at is permissible: This is based on the general meaning ...


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(This is a Shia view) taraweeh prayers are Mustahab prayers of Ramazan month and is accepted by both Shia and Sunni scholars. But according to Shia scholars there is no evidence in Hadith and Sunnah showing Mustahab prayer is allowed to be done in Jamaah (toghether) and should be performed individually. So doing it by Jamaah is Haram Bidah. According to ...


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Assalam u Alaekum Wa Rehmatullah, When Umar Bin Khattab established 20 Rakaat prayers for taraveh except 3 Rakaat Witar. At that time there were millions of Sahaba there who knew that and no one objected so this made an "ijmaa" and infact, this is the Sunnah of Sahaba as Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said: Stick to my Sunnah and the Sunnah of ...


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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 الصَّلوةِ فَلْیَرْفَعْ یَدَیْهِ اِلَى السَّماءِ، وَ لِیَنْصَبَّ فى الدُّعاء When one of you finished his prayer raise his hand and make dua. A man ...


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According to a Hadith from Sahih al-Bukhari, Tarawih prayer is eight rakats. The Prophet (pbuh) led the Taraweeh Prayer for eight rakats. The Taraweeh Prayer is a sunnah al-muakkada. The shortest is two rakats and the longest is twenty rakats. However, during the time of Umar b. Abdulaziz, the people of Medina observed the Taraweeh Prayer for thirty-six ...


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Yes nothing special about this days and all Hadiths are fabricated (موضوع). At the IslamQA They answer that Ibn Baz said Celebrating the night of the fifteenth of Sha’baan (Laylat al-Nusf min Sha’baan) by praying etc, or singling out this day for fasting, is a reprehensible bid’ah (innovation) according to the majority of scholars, and there ...


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Given the answer to this question and the definition of bid'ah therein, you would have to claim that there was something special about doing that dhikr 10,000 times or that that specific number has certain virtues, or doing it at a certain time that is not proven from the sunnah, or doing it at a certain place, etc. In general we are encouraged to do dhikr ...


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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 viewpoint is actually followed by the minority of scholars today and in the history. It's well known that that viewpoint has become much more popular these ...


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Believe it or not, this is something scholars actually discussed (ages ago), although the ruling is ijmaa (consensus) in our time. Why would they bother? First, rasulullah said: He who innovates something in this matter of ours [i.e. Islam] that is not of it will have it rejected [by Allah]. (Imam Nawawi's famous 40; Bukhari and Muslim) Based on this ...


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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 often debated topics. Now i think we should analyze the sum or the base of all this difference of opinion. Now, First come those who say it is good to do so, ...


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Shia view According to history available it is not proved prophet celebrated Mawalid. But this does not mean Mawalid is Bidat. Prophet did not use cell phone and computer. So it is Haram? No but it is Mubah because we do not have any evidence prophet made it Haram. While we do not have an evidence prophet made something Haram we are not allowed to make ...


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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 fear, and the like. If a person omits it deliberately then his prayer is invalid. Hence, sitting down during an obligatory prayer when one is fully capable of ...


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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 Mercedes cars people didn't have the opportunity to drive them, but today we all drive Mercedes ryt? Is it either Bidah or an act of copying the disbelievers? No. ...


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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'i said in his book "Jimaa' Al-'Ilm" (جماع العلم): ولا يلزم قول بكل حال إلا بكتاب الله أو سنة رسوله (ﷺ) وما سواهما تبع لهما No point of view is binding ...


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No brother it's not Bid'ah and not Sunnah. It's a title given to travelers for Hajj, so if you are going to Hajj and I meet you in your way to Hajj I can call you Hajji also you can use it as a title before your name if you has successfully completed the Hajj to Mecca like you said. But it's not bid'ah because it's just a recipe Arab people used to use it ...


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As-Salamu Alaykum, You can find better answer from here. I'm quoting a portion of the fatwa below: Celebrating Eid Meelad al-nabi (the birthday of the Prophet) is not proved by Hadith and Quran. The companions of the holy Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) who held great respect and love for holy Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم), they never ...


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No, it is not bidah, since it does not violate any Islamic law or rule while in the same time it is helping the cause of Islam by allowing more people to know the time of Azan. Islam does not forbid things just because they weren't present at the time of the Prophet (PBUH), and it is not mandatory to have a hadith about everything used as long as it doesn't ...


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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 part of religion, this would be considered Bida'h. As a result just offering Fajr prayer in 3 rakat without believing that it is a part of religion, is not ...


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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-Mustāqīm (Arabic: اقتضاء الصراط المستقيم لمخالفة أصحاب الجحيم), Dār 'Ālam al-Kotob (Arabic: دار عالم الكتب), Beirut, Lebanon: 1999, Vol. 2, pp. 276-279. No, Ibn ...


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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 Ummah and its leading scholars, and all of Ahl al-Sunnah wal-Jamaa'ah are agreed that there are from the created things those which will not cease to exist, and ...


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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 and ask [ Allah to grant him] peace. (33:56) This verse doesn't make any exception or restriction on when or where one should praise the Prophet (). How to ...


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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 considered a Kafir in Sunni Islam. If this is so then prayer behind him is invalid. I don't think that Azan effect validity of the prayer, though you may want to ...


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I found the following Salat to be Biddah, some of them even reach the point of Shirk: Salaat al-raghaa’ib done in the month of Rajab. Salat Ghausiya (done by the sufi sects like Barelvis, is very popular in Indo Subcontinent) in commemoration of Abdul Kadir Jeelani (named as Ghausul Azam) After completion of this special prayer the person is supposed to ...


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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 hadiths from a few sources, it indicates that it may be an act the Prophet (Saw) did, in which case it would be classed as mubah or mustahabb (allowed, or good ...


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What is the proper approach when you believe something is Bid'ah but the people around you don't? Look/research for proof that it is Bid'ah. Is it permissible to do a prayer that you believe is Bid'ah just to please the people around you, if there is a weak hadith/fatwa supporting it? First of all if there is a week hadith or fatwa than you should seek ...


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