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Innovations

In the Name of Allâh, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

The Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) said: "Every innovation is misguidance and going astray" Reported by Abu Daawood (no. 4607), at-Tirmidhee (no. 2676) and it is saheeh. Ibn Hajr authenticated it Takhreej Ahaadeeth Ibn ul-Haajib (1/137).

And he (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) also said: "… and every innovation is misguidance and all misguidance is in the Hellfire." Reported by an-Nasaa'ee (1/224) from Jaabir bin Abdullaah and it is saheeh as declared by Shaikh ul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah in Majmoo' ul-Fataawaa (3/58).



Bid'ah



Author: Ibn Rajab al Hanbali | Pages: 26 | Size: 1 MB

The Islamic definition of Bid’ah: Imaam Ash-Shaafi’i, may Allaah 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 Allaah 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 Allaah 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.”




Sunnah & Caution Against Innovation



Author: Abdul-Aziz bin Baz | Pages: 16 | Size: 1 MB

The author has discussed the topic of innovation in Islam. For example, he has proven that celebrating the Prophet's birthday is not right according to the Qur'an and Sunnah.




Understanding the Evil of Innovation



Author: Mohar Ali | Pages: 45 | Size: 4 MB

This book is to be seen as a modest attempt, a small but significant and sincere contribution, to the input of materials pertaining to Islam which sek to curb and eventually uproot evil and establish righteousness, so that people are helped in clinging to the only way that affords them safety from the Fire, and brings them closer to Allah with a submission to his will that is borne of easeness as a result based on correct knowledg and understanding.




Bid'ah



By Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid. It is narrated on the authority of the Mother of the Believers, Umm 'Abdullah 'Aishah, radiyallahu 'anha, that the Messenger of Allah, sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam, said: "Whosoever introduces into this affair of ours (i.e. into Islam) something that does not belong to it, it is to be rejected." [Al-Bukhari & Muslim]




Ruling On Celebrating The Birthday Of The Prophet



The subject of celebrating the Prophets' (peace be upon him) is a hotly disputed one. In this book Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid gives the ruling on this widespread practice.




Ruling on celebrating the middle of Sha’baan



Author: Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid | Pages: 6 | Size: 1 MB

There are some hadiths that speak about the Middle of Sha`ban and its night. However, the scholars of hadith say that most of the hadiths concerning this night are not authentic. They are weak (da`if) according to the criteria of the narrators and scholars of hadith. In this book Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid takes us through these hadith giving rulings on their authenticity.




A Critical Analysis of Bid'ah



By Abu Adnan. Rasullullah (SAWS) said, “Whoever innovates something in this matter of ours (Islam) that is not part of it, will have it rejected.” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari and Muslim). CD 1 -The Prophet’s (SAWS) warning against Innovation, Definition of Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jama’ah CD 2 -Rules of holding onto the Sunnah, Reasons why people fall into Innovation CD 3 -Comprehensive definition of Innovation.




Deviation of the Ummah: Past and Present



Bilal Philips

Throughout time man has deviated. The people who were alive during the time of the prophets before the Prophet Muhammad (saw) deviated just as those who are alive now deviate. So, as a result deviation is nothing new. However, we may extract benefit from the mistakes of the past. This presentation is meant to inform us of the various types of deviation which have occurred, so their mistakes will not be repeated. This lecture is also a source of historical reference material.




Bid'ah | Innovation


By Murtaza Khan. Islam has been completed and the doors of seeking nearness to Allah have been established. The Messenger of Allah warned his companions against this on many occasions yet it is easy to fall into the path of innovation and desire. The speaker explains what innovation is, its Shari'ah meaning, its types and its position in Islam. He discuses occasions where people innovated in the past and common practises today. He also explains the statement of Umar, may Allah be pleased with him: ‘this is a good innovation' and talks about the state of those who innovate, on the Day of Judgement





Explanation of the Hadeeth "Whoever introduced into our matter..."
Shaykh Nathim Sultan

How Do We Know What Is and What Is Not a Bid`ah?
Shaykh `Alee Hasan `Alee `Abdul Hameed

Innovation in Religion
by Shaykh Jalladin Muhammad Salah

The Sahabah's Attitude towards Innovations
by al-Jumu'ah Magazine

The Yearly Celebration of the Night of Isra' and Mi`raj
by Shaykh 'Abdul-'Azeez Ibn Baaz

Good Bid'ah
by Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Saalih Ibn 'Uthaymeen

Innovative Excuses
by Abu Rumaysah

Tawfique Chowdhury’s Alliance with the West
Imam Anwar al-Awlaki


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