The Grand list of common Bidaah

The Grand List of Common Bidahs and what contradicts the Sunnah of Nabi صلى الله عليه وسلم

Saying Iqamah in the left ear of a new born. (The sunnah is to say the azaan in the right ear alone)

Celebrating Shabe-ba’rat (15th of shaban)

Celebrating the night of ascension (mi’raj) (27thof Rajab)

Celebrating Mawlid (Birthday of the Prophet)Mourning on the 3rd, 10th, 40th and on the yearly death anniversary of the deceased

Doing tasbeeh (Subhan Allah), tahleel (la ilaha ill lal la) and tamheed (Alhamduliah) on stone, pebbles or the likes and doing so in a group.

Reciting quran for the sake of benefiting the deceased with the reward of what is recited. This includes reciting quran as group by hiring people or inviting relatives, blowing over the food after recitation, and sharing that food with people on the death anniversary of a person.

Making group dua right after the funeral prayer.

Praying four rakat before the fard of jummah prayers.Making group dua at the end of each salah. (We cannot find any reference where after each salah the Prophet would make a dua and the sahaba will repeat ameen after him. Post salah zikr and Individual duas are found in the authentic narrations)

Making group chanting of kalmiatu ikhlas at the end of each salah. (sunnah is to say Allahu Akbar, Astagfurllah x 3, and other masnoon duas, including kalima on personal basis)

Praying or supplicating to the dead, the saints, or anyone else besides Allah. (This includes slogans like Ya Ali, Ya Hussain and the likes)

Making up for missed salahs that were missed during the state of being a child or a non-muslim.

Believing in or using lucky charms, amulets, and soothsayers (najomis).

Saying out loud the intention for prayer.Making monuments on graves.

Making solid graves (through brick and stones)

Mourning the first ten days of Muharam by not having marriage ceremonies or by mourning the martyrs of Karbala.

Doing a khutbah before eid prayers.Praying eid prayers in a manner not found in the ahadith.

Believing that Allah is everywhere. (Numerous verses from the Quran and narrations from hadith clearly mention that Allah is above His throne. e-g, Surah Taha, Verse 5)

Believing that Allah is without image and is formless and/or disbelieving in His attributes. (We find certain physical attributes of Allah in Quran and Sunnah. Those physical attributes are not like anything we can compare to and are such that they suite Him accordingly. For example, we know from Quran & Sunnah that Allah has  hands, eyes, shin but all of these cannot be compared to anything else that has been created.)

Believing in the sufi methodology of tarikat, abdaals, and such. (These believes have no basis in sharia. search for ‘abdal’ on wikipedia for a general understanding of this concept)

Shaking hands with the one on the left and right after finishing every salah.

Kissing thumbs upon hearing the name of the Prophet (PBUH).Visiting shrines of the saints.

Sending salam on the Prophet (PBUH) out loud and as a group after every salah, especially after salatul jummah like done by some community.

Wiping the hands on the back of the neck while doing ablution (wudu). (This practice cannot be found in the authentic ahadith)

Looking up and pointing towards the sky while reciting the shahada (testimony of faith) after. completion of wudu. (only reciting the shahada is from the sunnah).

praying salatul tasbeeh. (no authentic hadith talks about this kind of prayer)

praying nawafil on eid day before eid prayers.

Believing that there are Prophets or messengers after Muhammad (PBUH).

Believing that saints, prophets, or other people share characteristics of Allah or have special independent powers from Allah. Such as believing that saints can give life, or that they hold keys to the material treasures of heaven and earth. This includes believing that the Prophet (PBUH) had complete and absolute Knowledge of the unseen.

Belief that the Prophet was created from the Noor (light) of Allah.

Believing that the whole world and everything in it was created for Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). (Refer to Quran 51:56♦)

Believing that those who achieve the high level of righteousness through piety (like saints) no longer need to follow the guidelines of the sharia.

Exaggeration in praising of the good people.Reciting Naats (Nasheeds/Priases) of the Prophet (PBUH) by using musical instruments or techniques which resemble songs and music. This includes the field of Qawali as found abundantly ..

Learning religion for the sole purpose of earning this world.The concept of taqleed. (choosing an imam and sticking with his rulings alone in all the matters of the deen)

Separating religious matters from worldly matters like the Christian did with segregation of state and church.

Indulging in magic, soothsayers, palmists, astrologists and numerologists, whether you believe them or not.

Sending blessings on the Prophet (PBUH) out loud before making each azan.

Asking some one else to do istikahra for oneself. Paying some one to do Istikhara.

Washing the limbs more than three times during wudu (ablution).Believing that only a black sheep can be given as sadaqa (charity).

Believing that black color is associated with mourning, bad news, and sadness.

Believing that the Prophet (PBUH) is everywhere and/or that he attends certain gatherings of ‘remembrance’.

Believing that talking during making wudu (ablution) or smiling/laughing while with wudu invalidates the ablution.

Believing in the altered concept of tawassul. For example, making dua to Allah that he grants you something by the name of His Prophet (PBUH).

Note: When it comes to Bidah it is the ones who are involved in it that have to prove its authenticity from Quran or Sunnah, not the other way around. But if some persists, then my proof for classifying all the above as bidah is that we do not find any reference to these actions in the Quran or authentic sunnah.

If there is any error in the above list, then it is from me and the shaytaan. Please point out any errors and i will fix them inshalah. If i have left something out, please inform me so i may include it in the list. I ask Allah for forgiveness for the mistakes and sins that i know and for those that i do not know. And i ask Allah for guidance, mercy, faith, and compassion for myself and for the ummah of Muhammad (peace be upon him)

 

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Posted on September 22, 2014, in Bidaah and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. How can belevng tht Allah is evrywhere b a bidah??
    Quran says” Hes wid u wherever u r”
    Surah hadid:4

  2. Salam alaykm w rahmatullah w barakatuh Sr Rubina

    I pray you are well today .

    What is Biddah is to believer Allah is everywhere physically, and there is no proof of it in Quran ir Sunnah . The verse you have mentioned means He is everywhere by ‘KNOWLEDGE’ and not physically . To understand Quran , One need to go
    study tafseer from and learned men.

    Allaah, the Exalted, has described Himself in His Book, and by the tongue of His Messenger sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam as Sublime, Supreme, and Lofty. The Qur’aan is full of proofs relevant to the Loftiness of Allaah.
    Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jama’ah believe in and confirm all of the attributes of Allaah without distorting their meaning, and that Allaah is above His seven heavens, above His ‘Arsh, and separated from His creatures, and His creatures are separated from Him.

    The Omnipresence of the Divine Knowledge

    And He is Allaah above the heaven and on the earth He knows your private and public affairs. And He knows what you achieve.

    Those who deny that Allaah is above His ‘Arsh, dubiously argue that this verse supports their argument. Their argument is refuted by realizing that this verse refers to the knowledge of Allaah, according to the renowned exegetes, not His essence. They further assert that this verse signifies that the knowledge of Allaah encompasses all things in the heavens and on the earth. The reference to the divine knowledge is made clearly by repeating the clause, ‘He knows’ twice in this verse, that is to say: “Allaah, the Exalted, knows the hidden and the open, and He knows what you achieve”.

    Had the verse ended with the word, ‘earth’, one might take their dubious argument into consideration, but Allaah, the Exalted, makes it abundantly clear that it is His knowledge, not His essence that encompasses all things. Another dubious argument is presented by those who deny the fact that Allaah, the Exalted, is above His ‘Arsh, by alleging that the following verse supports their argument.

    “Do you not see that Allaah knows all that is in the heavens and all that is on the earth? There is no secret counsel of three, but He is their fourth, nor of five, but He is their sixth, nor of fewer than that, nor of more, but He is with them wherever they may be. Then on the Day of Resurrection He will inform them of what they did. Surely, Allaah knows all things full well.”
    The above verse, they contend, signifies that Allaah is essentially everywhere. This argument is refuted by the prominent exegete, Ibn Katheer who says: “This means that Allaah is well acquainted with their utterances, and private talks and thoughts.”
    Al-Qurtubi commented on this verse saying: “He knows and hears their private counsel. This is evidenced by the fact that the opening and concluding clauses of this verse confirm the knowledge of Allaah.”

    Al-Qasimi says: “The scholars among the Prophet’s companions, who transmitted the meaning of the Qur’aan to their successors, held this verse to mean that Allaah is above His ‘Arsh, but His knowledge is everywhere.”

    May Allah increase us in beneficial knowledge. Amen

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