All praise is due to Allah, Lord of the worlds. May peace and salutations be upon the Last Messenger of Allah, and upon all those who follow him until the Last day.

The Islamic definition of Bid’ah:

Imaam Ash-Shaafi’i, may Allah have mercy upon him, said:
“A Bid’ah is anything that has no basis in the Qur’aan, Sunnah or sayings of any of the companions.”

Ibn Al-Jawzi, may Allah have mercy upon him, said:

“A Bid’ah is any form of worship that did not exist (at the time of the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and his companions) then later it was innovated.”

Ibn Rajab, may Allah have mercy upon him, said:

“A Bid’ah is any form of worship which has no basis in the Sharee’ah which would warrant its legislation.”

Ash-Shaatibi, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said:

“(A Bid’ah) is any matter which closely resembles the Sharee’ah and is intended to be a way of worshipping Allaah.”

Examples of Bid’ha:

1)      1. Congregational adhkaar/duaahu
2. Salaatul fat’hi
3. Jum’hat mubaarakah, happy jum’hat, jum’hat
kareemah e.t.c. (even if it is said in another
4. Congregational lailatul qadr
5. Congregational ihtikaaf
6. Imaam doing duaau together with his followers be it
after salaat or not
7. Naming ceremony
8. Burial ceremony (e.g. Maolid Nabiyy)
9. Birthday ceremony (reminding people of your birthday, saying happy birthday, sharing cakes and any other form)
10. Stinging to the reply “wa iyyaakum” when you are told
“jazaakumu llahu khairan”
11. “Allahumma salli ala muhammadin abdika wa
nabiyyika wa rasuulika annabiyyil ummiyyeen wa ala aalihi wa sahabihi bi’ihsaan ilaa yaomid deen.” (it is written in al-Ma’thuurah)
12. Using anything to count your adhkaar other than
the fingers (e.g. Tesuba)
14. Saawiyah
15. Mukaddam
16. Supplicating to all by saying “Ya huwa”
17. Rubbing the face with the hand after prayer
18. Saying “sadaqa llahul azeem…” after the
recitation of the holy qur’an
19. Women doing da’wah on tvs
20. Using of bandiri
21. Making duaahu after the five obligatory prayers (only adhkaar is allowed. You can only make duhaau when on sujuud and before tesleem.)
22. Arguing with the people of innovation
23. Sitting with the people of innovation
25. Special fasting in the month of Rajab (awe arugbo)
26. Celebrating lailatul israa’ wal miraaj
28. Touching the chest after exchanging hands with people
29. Exchanging hands with people after salaat
30. Beating the hand after tashahhud
31. Saying “At-takbeer!!!” “Allahu akbar” (in congregation)
32. Saying the adhkaar of eid in congregation
33. Reading through Qur’an on nawaafil
34. Saying “sallu alan nabiyyil Kareem or mustapha”
35. Doing salaat for the prophet in congregation
36. Reading Qur’an in congregation (except for teaching purpose)
37. Imaam praying on minbar other than jum’hat
38. Going to naming ceremony
39. Going to birthday ceremony
40. Going to funeral ceremony
41. Inviting Alfa to come and name your child on the day of haqeeqah
42. Doing the haqeeqah on the eighth day
43. Putting tesubah (misbah) on neck 44. Holding tesubah on streets
45. Going to camps
46. Going for outing (ijade; teblig stuffs)
47. The statement “ise Alfa”
48. Washing mouth and nose separately during wuduuh
50. Not going against innovation even if the person does not practice it.

And many other innovations practised by people.
The prophet sollallohu alayhi wasallam said “All innovation is a misguidance and all misguidance is in hell”

[Reported by Muslim, Bukhari, Ahmad, Abu Daawudd, Nasaai…]

Beware! may Allah ease your affairs, that you may not agree with me that all the aforementioned acts are bid’ha is due to just seven reasons:

1. Because you are holding on to a hadith which has been regarded as either daeef, munkar, munqatih, laa asla lahu, or maoduuh.
2. Or because you are holding on to an evidence with misconception of the text.
3. Or you only wanted to follow your lust and desire.
4. Or because you are being deceived by a so called Alfa or Sheikh in your area or state doing it.
5. Or you are being deceived by the statement “majority wins the vote”
6. Or you are being deceived by the statement “bid’hatu hasanah (good innovation)
7. Lastly, maybe Allah has ordained misguidance on you because he the exalted says: “wa minhum man hada llahu wa minhum man haqat alaihi dolaalah”.[Suuratu Nahl aayah 36]
Allah also says: “And if you obey most of those on earth, they will mislead you far away from Allah’s path; they follow nothing but (mere) lust (conjecture), and they do nothing but lie.” (Q6:116)

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Then beware, may Allah grant you the true guidance that the implication of bid’ha is that it results to shirk when you refuse to abandon bid’ah when you are being told that so so act is bid’ah because it involves practising what Allah gives no permission in the deen and following the desires, rules and constitutions of some so called scholars, government or sometimes following ones lust and desire. Likewise, the prophet is not permitted to practices that which Allah did not order him, Allah the exalted says:
“Say (oh Muhammad): I am not an innovator among the messengers and I know not that which will be done on me and on you (and) I follow nothing but what is revealed to me (Qur’an and sunnah)” (Q46:9)
Allah also confirmed that the prophet sollallohu alayhi wasallam is free from innovation, lust and desire where he the exalted says:

“(I swear) by the star when it sets* your man (Muhammad) has not strayed nor trespassed* and he speaks not by lust* he is but on inspiration inspired in him”


Allah then gives warning saying:

“And let those beware who oppose his commandments (the commandments of Muhammad s.a.w.) lest some trials befall them or a grievous punishment be inflicted on them”


Note: the commandments of the prophet are is sunnah and the opposite of sunnah is Bid’ah

Imaam Ahmad rahimahu llahu was asked about the word “trials” in the above verse and he said it means “shirk” he proceeded saying “whosoever continues practising innovation in the deen will later be afflicted with shirk, he will then have no hope than an everlasting punishment in the hereafter.
Following other than Allah’s rule in worships is shirk which Allah doesn’t forgive, Allah says:

{“..and He shares not His legislation with anyone.”}

Allah azza wa jalla says: “Do they have partners (with Allah). who have prescribed for them in religion that concerning which Allah has given no permission”


Allah tabaaraka wa tahaala now concluded by saying:

“Surely, whosoever associates partner with Allah thus, Allah has indeed forbidden on him Al jannah, then is abode is hell and evil doers will have no helper” (Q5:72)

Lastly, all the aforementioned acts are ruled as bid’ha by consensus of salaf saalih. For more explanation, you can kindly get:
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Was salaamu alaikum wa rahmatu llahi wa barakaatuh

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