BIDAH |7 Most Common Bid’ahs Within Our Community


7 Most Common Bid’ahs Within Our Community (Bidah)

Our Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) suggested Keep to my Sunnah and that of the rightly guided Caliphs and maintain on to it along with your molars. But watch out for improvements (bidah) for verily they’re all bid’ah which themselves are all misguidance resulting in the hellfire.
Sunan Abu Dawud: Eng Trans: vol 3 pg1294 no 4590

1: Kissing the thumb

It is a convention in principally India/Pakistan that at any time when the Prophet’s (peace and blessings be upon him) identify is talked about, folks kiss their thumbs, and contact their eyes with it.

The narration that’s used as proof is attributed to Abu Bakr as-Siddeeq (radhiallahu anhu) that when he heard the mu’adhdhin say “anna Muhammadur Rasoolullah” he would kiss his thumbs, and index fingers, after which contact his eyes, and the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) mentioned “whoever does this like my beloved has done, then my intercession will be compulsory for him.”
It has been narrated in al-Musnadul Firdaws by as-Daylamee.

Sheikh Muhammad Naasirud-Deen al-Albaanee (rahimahullah) says this hadeeth will not be saheeh.
Ibn Tahir says in at-Tadhkirah that it’s not saheeh,
and Imaam ash-Shawkaanee in al-Hadeethul-Mawdoo’ah (pg9) and Imaam as-Sakhaawee in al-Maqaasid, have additionally mentioned that it’s not saheeh.

2: Isaal-E-Thawaab/Khatam-e-Quran and Fatihah

Isaal-E-Thawaab (technique of passing rewards to the deceased)

Conveying rewards to at least one who has handed away is essential, however most individuals observe this in a approach that’s in opposition to the precise teachings of the Qur’an and Sunnah. Many of those false practices originated from India/Pakistan have their origins from the Hindu faith.

The historian Al-Bairooni (303AH) mentions in his e-book ‘Kitab-ul-Hind’(p270) that “Hindus have fixed days and dates for the deceased persons family on which they should invite people, provide food etc. (The 11th day after death, the 15th day, annually, and specifically the 6th day of the month). The family members are expected to provide food and water for 9 days. Otherwise, according to their belief, the souls of the deceased will wander in hunger, and thirst around the house.”


*Jabeer Ibn Abdullah (ra)(d.51H) mentioned:

“We (i.e. the Companions) would consider it a form of lamenting, and mourning to gather at the deceased’s house to eat from there.”
Related by Ibn Majaah (1/153), Naylul-Awtaar (4/97) and in Muntaqal Akhbaar (p221)

*Imaam Ibn Hajar al-Makkee ash-Shaafi’ee was questioned:

“What is the hukm (ruling) on the food that is prepared in the deceased’s house for the fuqaraa (poor, destitute) on the third, and the seventh day?”

He replied, “All the things mentioned in the question all in all are prohibited innovations (bidah).”
Fataawaa Kubraa (2/7)

*Al-Allamuh Taahir Ibn Muhammad al-Hanifee (d.542H) writes:

“To feast from the house of the deceased up until three days is not permissible, because feasting is done only at times of happiness.”
Khulasal Fataawaa (2/342)

*Imaam Nawawee (d.676H) writes in Sharhul Minhaaj:

“That gathering at the grave on the third day, and distributing roses (flowers) and incense, and feeding the people within specific days i.e., the 3rd, 5th, 9th, 10th, 20th, 40th, six months, and after a year, then all in all these actions are prohibited innovations (bidah).”
(From Anwaarus Sati’a)

*Ahmad Ridaa Khaan Bareilwi says concerning the Fatihah recitation on Thursday that:

“These are detestable, shameful, ignorant, and baatil acts, and it is necessary to remove them.”
(Ahkaamush Sharee’ah (1/10))

3: Shab-E-Baraat (fifteenth of Sha’baan) Bidah

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is reported in Bukhari, and Muslim as having fasted for many of Sha’baan, as it’s the month earlier than Ramadan. However, to single out, and specify any specific date of Sha’baan, such because the fifteenth for fasting is certainly a bidah. There is not any proof for fasting, or for participating in evening prayers particularly on the fifteenth of Sha’baan alone.

4: Verbal intention of prayer and fasting

Intention is obligatory for something that we do, however intention is linked with the guts, and thoughts. There aren’t any particular phrases to pronounce verbally for both beginning of prayer or fasting.

It is established from many sources that the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and His Companions used to start the prayer with the takbeer. It will not be reported, both from the Prophet (peace be upon him) or from His Companions that they used to articulate the intention, be it silently or loudly. It is thought that had the case been in any other case then for certain it will have been reported. For it’s identified that it’s inconceivable in keeping with the Sharee’ah, and the behavior for the folks reporting mutawaatir, to cover such a factor. Therefore, on account of the truth that nobody reviews this, it’s protected to say with certainty that it didn’t happen.

5: Saying ‘Ya Muhammad’ or ‘Ya Ali’

‘Ya’ is used for somebody who can hear you, and is close to to you e.g., ‘Ya Allah’ or the saying ‘Ya RasoolAllah’ when the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) was alive.

Using Ya with the identify of the Prophet (peace be upon him) has two explanations :-

1. If somebody makes use of Ya believing that what he’s studying (salat-wa-salam) for Him, Allah will ahead that to the Prophet (peace be upon him), it’s allowed although not a standard observe of the Companions.

2. If somebody says Ya believing that the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) can himself hearken to what he’s saying, and will help him (as some inside our group imagine), and that the Prophet (peace be upon him) is all over the place; not solely is that this clear bidah, however shirk: a significant unforgivable sin. These qualities are for Allah alone.

“And if Allah touches you with harm, non can remove it, but He. And if He touches you with good, then He is able to do all things.”
(Al-Quran 6:17)

It is evident from the above verse that solely Allah is able to eradicating anybody’s difficulties. Ali (ra) was martyred in an assault, and his son Hussain (ra) was additionally martyred. So if he couldn’t assist himself or his son, then how can he assist us?

6: Milad-Un-Nabi (celebrating the Prophet’s (pbuh) birthday) Bidah

It is well-known that the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) didn’t have fun His birthday in any respect throughout His lifetime, nor did He ever order it to be celebrated. Nor did He train such to his Companions.
Therefore, the rightly guided Caliphs, and all of His Companions didn’t have fun it. They have been essentially the most educated of the folks regarding the Sunnah, and so they have been essentially the most beloved to the Prophet (peace be upon him). They have been additionally essentially the most eager upon following regardless of the Prophet (peace be upon him) introduced.
Therefore, if one have been alleged to have fun the Prophet’s (peace be upon him) birthday, this might have been evident at their time. Similarly, not one of many students of one of the best first three generations celebrated it, nor did they order it to be finished.

7: Urs (dying anniversary of a saint) and Giyarahween Shareef (celebrating on the eleventh of each month in reminiscence of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jilani)


The celebration of Urs are based mostly on goals sure well-known pious people are alleged to have had, just like the dream of Shah Wali Ullah on the Urs of Ghaus.

One level to know is that the Islamic Sharee’ah will not be based mostly on goals. We have sturdy sources to know, they’re the Qur’an and Sunnah. Some folks base their beliefs on fabricated tales and goals, after which contribute them to well-known students. If we have been to imagine like this, then followers of each faith can quote such tales, and goals as proof for the whole lot they observe, and do.

If it will be important, why will we not have fun the dying of the Companions and even the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him)? It can clearly be seen that such actions are for materialistic functions solely. The identify Urs provides folks a motive to embellish graves, gentle candles and so on, that are in opposition to the teachings of Islam.

The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) mentioned:

Beware! Before you have been some individuals who made the graves of their prophets and pious folks as a locations of worship. Remember; don’t make the graves a spot of worship. I prohibit you from this.
Saheeh Muslim (Eng. trans.) vol.1, p.269, no.1083

Sheikh Abdul Jilani of Baghdad was an important scholar, and preacher of Islam, and an writer of many books. Among them is a e-book known as ‘Ghunyatut Talibeen’, a very talked-about e-book during which he strongly inspired following the Qur’an and Sunnah, and condemned all improvements. Those who have fun ‘Giyarahween’ give proof that the eleventh of each month is widely known, as a result of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jilani handed away on at the present time. If that is the criterion, then we ask ‘why do we not do the same for our Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) or other famous Companions?’ It can be wonderful that his dying anniversary comes annually, however it’s celebrated 12 instances a 12 months! This in itself exhibits that it’s not solely an innovation but additionally has no logic.

Believing in bidah is claiming that the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) didn’t totally convey the message of Allah to us.

Allah says:
“This day I have perfected your religion…”
(Al-Qur’an 5:3)

So no matter was not of the faith then, on the time of Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) it can’t be of the faith now.

May ALLAH forgive us and information us all to the straight path.


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