Channel: Mufti Menk
Actions That Spoil Our Good Deeds, #1 Bid’ah (Innovation).
Verily, the permissible things are clear and the forbidden things are clear. And between them are some matter which are doubtful. Therefore, leave that which makes you doubt for what does not make you doubt.” Hadith – (Recorded in al-Nisaai)
The issue of innovation, where a person feels that they know better than the messenger May peace be upon him. The messenger peace be upon him was sent to us in order to teach us how to worship Allah. That was the reason why he was sent. He was sent to teach us how the almighty wants to be worshipped. So if anyone comes up with an act of worship that was not taught by the messenger peace be upon him, he has directly insulted the messenger.
And he has also directly insulted Allah subhanho wa Taala. The reason is, what was the point of sending a messenger to teach us how to worship Allah when we think we know better than him, may Allah protect us. And sometimes people get so upset when we tell the people not to do things which were not done by the messenger. They think perhaps you belong. You belong to a sect that is deviant May the almighty protect us, there is no deviance in a sect that calls towards obeying the instruction of the messenger and abandoning anything in terms of acts of worship that he has not taught. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness, the messenger has said on many occasions I
leave with you two things. For as long as you hold fast upon them, you will never be led astray. That is the book of Allah and my traditions my ways, may the almighty grant us a beautiful return to the path of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
Brothers and sisters, if you take a look at South Africa have towards the end Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the biggest losers, those who do lots of deeds and they think they are doing good deeds, but at the same time, they have not followed the messengers path and way and this is why they have lost all hell known a bit.
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una Sana, se O Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tell them should I inform you of the one who is the greatest of losers or those who are the greatest of losers of their deeds, people who have spoiled their deeds completely. They are those who struggle was always a stray, they neither follow the path of the messenger. They did deeds, acts of worship, which were not taught not done by the messenger May peace be upon him. And they thought that they were doing good Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, people who would like to add one Raka.
In the art of war, or the afternoon prayer, they would it would result in the nullification of the entire prayer. Because we are only allowed the units which were done by the messenger May peace be upon him. The same applies to all other acts of worship, beloved brothers and sisters. Never ever think that there is a single act of worship that the messenger forgot to teach us never ever think that there is any act of worship, that you may engage in, that would be better than what the messenger has come with. And never ever think that the messenger has not done the deeds which were enough for us to follow. So now we need to come up with a new deed and a new act of worship that
would result in the spoiling of your deeds. May Allah subhanho wa Taala. Grant us goodness.
This is why towards the end of the same surah Allah says,
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Whoever is looking forward to the meeting with the Almighty, they should fulfill two main conditions. Don't you want to meet the almighty? Don't you want to meet your maker? Don't you want to meet the one who created you? Well, if you want to meet him, Allah says whoever is looking forward to the meeting with Allah subhanho wa Taala should make sure that they have two qualities in them. One is that they do deeds that were taught by the messenger alone, no extra deed. Don't think for a moment that you will achieve spirituality by doing a deed that was not done by the messenger May peace be upon him. If you would like to know every deed of yours, asked the scholars around you
was this done by the messenger if it was not, you do not need it in your life, no matter where else it came from May the almighty grant of purity, you do not need it. In fact, it will be a point of your downfall and mind if we were to engage in deeds that were not done by the messenger May peace be upon him. So if you look at the Tafseer, or the explanation of the term Amma Lang sila Han, it means to do deeds that were taught by the messenger alone. Those are
Good deeds. Salah means that which is good enough and pure enough for acceptance and the second condition that you would require if you want to meet the Almighty and if you are looking forward to meeting your maker, you need to protect yourself from association of partners with Allah Almighty May the almighty grant us goodness brothers and sisters, Islam is very easy. It is asked sometimes who add the salt and pepper to our religion in order to try and decorate it with innovation, not realizing innovation can never decorate your cake, but instead, it will make it unpalatable that which can never be consumed. May the almighty protect us from of every sort