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 ...
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 ...
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
No point of view is binding ...
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.
First come those who say it is good to do so, ...
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 ...
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?
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 كُتِبَ لَهُ مِثْلُ أَجْرِ مَنْ عَمِلَ بِهَا وَلاَ يَنْقُصُ مِنْ أُجُورِهِمْ شَىْءٌ وَمَنْ سَنَّ فِي الإِسْلاَمِ سُنَّةً سَيِّئَةً فَعُمِلَ بِهَا بَعْدَهُ كُتِبَ ...
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 ...
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 without having a proof from Quran or Sunnah then this is considered Bidah i.e: Pray 6 times instead of 5, during prayer you add something the prophet has not done....
Going to arcades isn't haraam as it doesn't fall under any general prohibitions of Islam.
Some have said that if the game involves doing haraam things, it would be haraam. But again, it's a bit vague and games aren't real. Allaho Alim.
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 من أيام أعظم عند الله، ولا أحب إليه من العمل فيهن، من هذه الأيام العشر، فأكثروا فيهن من التهليل والتكبير والتحميد
— NOTE: My own translation, so treat with ...
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 met one another on the day of `Eid, they would say: Taqabbal Allahu minnaa wa minka (May allah accept yours and our good deeds).”
[Reported by Al-Albani with ...
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, or making up a new obligation in Islam, making things Halal or Haram while they are not, believing certain things about Allah (SWT) and His Messengers (PBUT), ...
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 believed, let not a people ridicule [another] people; perhaps they may be better than them; nor let women ridicule [other] women; perhaps they may be better than them. ...
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 to all the visitors, without distinction of religion, caste, gender, economic status or ethnicity. The free meal is always vegetarian. People sit on the floor, ...
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 scholars it was defined differently by scholars -here just a choice out of many definitions-:
In the following -if not otherwise stated- I'm translating from Arabic ...
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 rejected by Sunni Scholars, meaning it is a possible date.
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 Lirabbika Wa Anĥar
108.002 Therefore to thy Lord turn in Prayer and Sacrifice.
فَصَلِّ لِرَبِّكَ وَانْحَرْ
'Inna Shāni'aka Huwa Al-'Abtar
108.003 For he ...
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 not do (Arabic: لم يفعله الرسول ولا الخلفاء الراشدين المهديين),
while requirements existed (Arabic: مع وجود المقتضى), and
there were no obstacles (Arabic: وعدم ...
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 overwhelmed at times by the various opinions. This life is between you and Allah, if you know in your heart that you have the best intentions to live a life of ...
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".
Consider Christianity and Islam, so much is in common between these two but the major difference comes from SHIRK. So do you want to adopt that?
There might ...
I asked a mufti about it, and his reply was that
People who are doing these things they are not supposed to do so, they are supposed to recite quran beautifully, not to add artificial sounds in it. And also not to add sounds which disturbs the beauty of recitation, and just focuses on how long one can recite and things like that. This thing was first started ...