Recurring Bidah

Bidah occurs on an ongoing basis, either daily, monthly or annually.

 

Forms

The forms the bidah ranges from;

 

      • innovated forms of worship,
      • singling out certain days for worship,
      • adding to existing legislated forms of worship; be it adhkar (dhikr) or adiyah (dua).

Despite advice having being given, these form of bidah continue endlessly and the further addition and innovation occurs on an ongoing basis.

 

 

 

Common Misconceptions and Examples of Bidah (an in-exhaustive list)

Dua in Unison only occurs with hands raised in Qunoot-al-Witr and Salatul Istisqa (Rain)

The rest which follows fall into Bidah

      • Dua in unison with raised hands (cupped) in unison (Congregational Dua- all adherents raise hands in cupped form) in general gatherings as a continuous practice, which purports to be sunnah.

 

      • Dua in unison after every fard salah (Congregational Dua- all adherents raise hands in cupped form)as a continuous practice, which purports to be sunnah.

 

      • Dua in unison after every Jummah Salah (Congregational Dua- all adherents raise hands in cupped form)as a continuous practice, which purports to be sunnah.

 

‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that

Rasulallah Sallallahu Alayhi wasalam observed i‘tikaaf and addressed the people, saying:

“When one of you stands to pray,

he is conversing with his Lord,

so let each of you think of what he is saying to his Lord,

and no one among you should raise his voice over anyone else when reciting in the prayer.”

Narrated by Ahmad, 4909; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani.

 

      • Addition of certain words to the adhaan
      • Adhkar recited aloud
      • Adhkar recited aloud whilst in gathering – either in homes or in the masajid is not something which has been stated in the narrations

Mu‘aawiyah ibn Abi Sufyaan Radiallahu anhu narrated,

according to which the Rasulallah Sallallahu alayhi wasalam came out to a circle of his companions and said:

“Why are you sitting here?”

They said: We are sitting to remember Allaah and praise Him for having guided us to Islam and blessed us with it.

He said: “By Allaah, are you only sitting for that purpose?

They said: By Allaah, we are only sitting for that purpose.

He said:

“I did not ask you to swear because I am accusing you, but Jibreel came to me and told me that Allaah was boasting of you to the angels.”

Narrated by Muslim fromMu‘aawiyah ibn Abi Sufyaan Radiallahu anhu(2701)

 

 

Abu Hurayrah Radiallahu anhu  who said:

Rasulallah Sallallahu alayhi wasalam said:

“No people gather in one of the houses of Allaah,

reciting the Book of Allaah and studying it together,

but tranquillity will descend upon them, mercy will overshadow them,

the angels will surround them and

Allaah will mention them to those who are with Him.”

Narrated by Muslim from Abu Hurayrah Radiallahu anhu (2699)

 

 

      • Singling out certain days and specifying types of foods – with both the days and foods not evidenced in Shariah. (e.g. Mawlid-introduced by the fatimid shiah who ruled Egypt)

 

This list will be updated with further articles as and when required

 

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