What is bid’ah, innovation? – From my live Instagram reminders
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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Allah, Allah, he was happy to be here at the mountain and my bag was Sadam or at Eagle mwah Rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh. To whom I hope all of you are well this morning in sha Allah who tileable this morning where I'm at wherever you are in the globe. I hope you're doing well. Allah Subhana Allah bless you and preserve you Oh, quick discussion this morning. Shout Allahu to Allah.
about a topic that gets misunderstood a lot of times or can be a, a major cause for someone to have this the displeasure of Allah azza wa jal.
The question is what is bid what is bid or innovation? What is innovation in the religion of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And I'm going to try to make this as easy as it can be to understand in sha Allah hota Allah.
So I'm going to try to make it as simple as possible.
innovation in the religion of Allah subhanho wa Taala is this.
Anything anything that you believe anything that you do,
that you think will bring the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa to Allah, or anything that you believe
will bring you closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala Anna, that you believe to be part and parcel to the religion that was not practice that was not practiced by the prophet Muhammad Ali salatu salam that was not permitted to be practiced by the prophet Muhammad eSATA was certain that we do not see in his Sunnah. Nor do we see practice by the companions of the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam
for you to do these things, to think that they are part of the religion and will bring you closer to Allah or bring you the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala. This is big. This is innovation, anything that you add to the religion, anything that you add to your worship, anything that you add to your
practices within the religion of Islam, that are not part of the religion that was practiced by the prophet alayhi salatu salam that means they were not revealed in the Quran, nor will you find them in the Sunnah. And the Sunnah means that which the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam himself did, that which he told to be done or that which he allowed to be done in his presence and did not disagree with it. Anything outside of this is bid there is innovation in the religion of Allah subhanho wa Taala and is forbidden and is forbidden. And it is a major sin it is a major sin bid is worse than sin, in the simple fact that those who commit sin know they commit sins and they will
they can repent from those sins. But someone who does bid or innovation believes that those things are good, and they will not therefore repent from them, and they will just continue to compound them on top of themselves. This is innovation. So when it comes to your worship, when it comes to your worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala Anna, anything that you do to worship Allah should be found either in the Koran, or in the Sunnah of the Prophet Lisa to a certain practice by him or his companions. If it is not, then we cannot do it. We cannot do it, there must be some evidence behind our worship. Because we as Muslims, are only allowed to worship Allah azza wa jal in the way that he
wishes to be worshipped. You cannot add anything to them. The Prophet alayhi salatu was salam, he told us
that whatever would bring you closer to Allah, I have already told you to do it. Whatever would bring you closer to Allah, I have already commanded you to do it. Therefore, you cannot add anything better than the Prophet lays that out to a friend has already given us and anything that would distance you from Allah. I have already forbade you from it and warned you against it. So therefore, we don't need to add anything. And also Allah revealed in Surah Merida, during the farewell,
Hajj of the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam, he revealed Elio magma to lagoon Dina. This day I have perfected your religion for you. So anything that is commanded anything that is perfect, adding to it detracts from its
perfectness anything you add to it detracts from that anything you've subtract to it subtracts from its being perfect. So we do not need anything other than what Allah has revealed. And what the prophet lays that I do is Sam himself gave us in order to worship Him and to do so this has been done and it is a major major sin in Al Islam. So we need to know if this act of worship that I do,
we need to know that it has some evidence in the book of Allah or the son of the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam
There was also during the time of the tambourine, he will go again, I'm trying to remember a name of a companion. And so panela names I said this the other day, I think it was yesterday or the day before.
That names, the file that contains names in my brain is corrupted. So I forget names, even names I've known for so long, even brothers I've known for a long time. If I haven't used their name almost every single day, I will forget their name. So Panama. I forget the name of my children, sometimes I call them just whatever. But that's another thing.
There was a companion. And I don't want to quote this quote incorrectly. But I think it was Abdullah bin ambassador, I believe in Massoud, or the Allahu anhu. Man may Allah be pleased with both of them. He came into the masjid of the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam and this was after the death of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he came into the masjid and he saw a man
he saw a man counting his desk be you know, he was saying Subhana Allah Subhana Allah Subhana Allah Subhana Allah or hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah.
He saw this man doing his tasbeeh but the way he was doing it, because we know the sooner the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam is that he would count his TSB on his fingers Subhanallah SubhanAllah. So he would count him on his fingers, he saw this man counting tasbeeh by having a pile of stones. And when he would say,
one of his EF core, he would move that stone to a another pile. So you would say Subhan Allah move the stone Subhanallah so we could keep count of his destiny. And this companion came to him again, if anybody remembers this story and remember the name, please interject. Or it might come to me by the end.
He came but this is all this is a verified story. An authentic story of one of the prophets, companions on the Allahu and he came to this man and he scolded him by saying
that the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam has not left us for a very long time yet, that the Prophet Lisa what he indicated was the Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam is still is still the
not with that have not left us for very long. And you have already left the religion of Allah Islam, you've already left your religion. So he equated this man small thing, it was a small thing to this man, this small, small thing of counting his destiny by moving stones, he equated that as you having left the religion Why? Because this was a bid. This was an innovation, this was adding something, a practice to the religion of Allah subhanho wa Taala that the man thought would be a good thing. But indeed was something that was not done by the prophet laser to Islam or his companions. So he equated to this man leaving his religion. And he scolded him very, very severely. So we see by this,
that things that we think might be small matters are not small matters when it comes to the way we worship Allah zildjian we must be very, very, very, very specific. When we do something to worship Allah azza wa jal we must be very sure that that thing by with which we worship Allah is something that is sound from the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam said in Abbey workers, you might be correct.
I know it was one of the eminent the prominent companions of the Prophet Lisa was certain, but the story in itself is understood.
So by this, we understand that but the idea is, is is very, very severe. It is very, very severe. And also we know that the Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam and is put on Hajj in his hook but or hijjah in his sermon that he used to use very, very often which we know we hear it a lot during Friday and during even during knickers in such in Al Hamdulillah he never met the one that's the only one that's top federal winner Olivia Himanshu Rory and fusina woman sejahtera Melina Miyagi alofa l'amour de la What made you live farhadi Allah, we know these things very clear. For in the stack of halevi GitHub Allah Ohio had the head you Mohammed
was Shara remove remove the third to have a column of data in bid wakulla bid it in the Lola wakulla dollar 10. For now, at the end of this the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam said the worst of affairs will show up with Shara or more removed data to have the worst of affairs the worst of actions are those actions which you innovate and bring into the religion of Allah subhanho wa Taala and he said every every bid, every bid is $1. Every innovation is misguidance and every misguidance is in the fire every misguidance will lead you to hell. So this is very, very severe and very serious about the religion of Allah azza wa jal is that we do not practice bid out in the religion
and there is no such
thing there is no such thing zero no such thing as big aha Santa within the religion of Allah subhanho wa Taala there was no such thing as good innovation within the religion. There are bigger hessonite outside of the religion Yes, there are good innovations outside of the religion, such as when we gave a gym I couldn't buy now we use a microphone so that people can hear us and stuff like that, that is outside of the practice of the religion, but inside the practice of the religion of Allah subhanho wa Taala inside the the bad debt or the things that you do to worship Allah azza wa jal there is no such thing as a good innovation. It must it must.
It must be verified to be from the Quran or from the Sunnah of the Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam.
So if you are in doubt, and I'm not going to go to the specifics of is this thing I mean, that thing I've been this, listen to me.
If you're in doubt about whether the thing that you are doing is a bid that or not meaning that it is a gray area, it is in between the gray areas of of halal and haram or yes or no. Then the best thing The best thing is to leave it alone. Leave it alone, because the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam said that the halal is by you know it's clear the Haram is by tuna it is clear between those two things there is what we know as the gray areas things that are not particularly understood. So one of two things need to take place. Either you need to speak to someone of high knowledge either you need to speak to someone of high knowledge and get an opinion about this or you leave it alone.
He where Omar bin Al Khattab radi Allahu and
put the Muslims back into a Gemma factory, when he said this is a bid hi Santa. This is not equating to things that are good high center, you have to understand first and foremost who you are talking about. You were talking about or more broadly Aloha and who is one of the most eminent companions of the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam as well as he was not doing something new. This is something which the Prophet Lisa was ceram himself did. He did pray Salah to Tarawa in jamara for a time period and then he left it because he was afraid. He said I am afraid that if I do this regularly, it will become mandatory upon you. Because as we know tarawih is not mandatory. It is just Sunni
America, it is just an emphasize Sunnah. So when Omar Abdullah Barbra the Allahu and re established things in the jamara, he himself was doing something he saw the Prophet Lisa to Islam do he himself did with the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, and now that the Prophet had gone, that thing could not be made mandatory. So it was no problem for him to bring the Muslims back in JAMA. And he was Omar, first and foremost. So there is no such thing
as a bid has no nothing that you can innovate into the religion of Allah subhanho wa Taala. That is good. That was not done by the prophet Lisa to Islam commanded by Allah, done by the prophet or allowed to be done by the prophet alayhi salatu was Salam. And this is not something I am just making up out of the back of my head. This is something that has been spoken about by the scholars, time and time and time and time and time again, over over all of these generations of Islam when it comes to bid but I wanted to try to make it very simple for you today and shout Allahu Allah.
Again, so we're going to try to recap this inshallah a bit and innovation is anything that you do
that you think is part of your religion, or you think that it will please Allah subhanho wa Taala Anna, in terms of worshipping Him, and it is not found in the Quran or the Sunnah of the Prophet, at least that I do a certain it has been, it is innovation and it is to be stayed away from you do not do these types of things, because you cannot let me tell you about this and sisters, let me be very, very clear about this. You cannot worship Allah azza wa jal better than the Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam Did you can't you cannot worship Allah subhana wa la better than the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam did. There was a time where
there were some people of Medina who found out that the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam, He fasted on some days and he broke his fast on some days. And they said, we're going to do better than that. And we're going to fast every single day and never break it. They are so and they found out he prayed part of the night he slept part of the night and they said we're going to pray all night long and not break it. And he got married and they said you were going to abstain from marriage and practice chastity. When this was told to the Prophet alayhi salatu wa sallam, he walked into the masjid stood on the member said hood Porter hijjah and then said I have heard
There are some people who said that they can do better than me that they are going to pray without break without without sleeping. They're going to fast without breaking it and they're not going to get married. And he himself at ad set out to a ceram said, I pray, I mean I fast and I break my fast. I pray at night and I sleep at night, and I get married to women and there is none of you that can worship Allah subhanho wa Taala better than me, so he scolded them in a very, very serious manner. So you cannot do better at worshiping Allah azza wa jal than the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam, you cannot worship Allah subhanho wa Taala better than him. So do not try to do so. And the
the tablet in the people who came after the companions, and those who came after them, who were inside of them were the ranks of people like even Malik Rahim Allah mm Abba hanifa Imam, Shafi, Ahmed ibn Hanbal, they used to say that we stopped where we found the companions stopped, meaning that in our practice of Islam, we stopped and did not go any farther than the companions went. So where they stop, we stop, we follow in their footsteps. And this is the best way to be this the best way to be, because the Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam said, the best generation was already the generation that was with me through Mala Mala Luna home, then those who came after them, and then
those who came after them, excuse my tongues Allah, we leave this morning. So those who came after them, and those who came after them, meaning the best generation was my generation, and the companions, meaning them and those who came after them that have been and the better they are in those who came after them. He stopped, he said, after them, there will be people who ordered, who did what I ordered them not to do and did not do the things which I ordered them to do. And it will get worse after that. So we see we can find what the profit least up to a certain practice this is the sooner we can find what the companions are the Allahu no model by whom practice in following the
Prophet alayhi salatu salam, and we leave it at that we don't need to add, we don't need to add to the religion of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Anything that was not practiced by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, or his companions. This is what is known as bid the bidder and it's within the religion within the religion. Again, those things that are outside of the religion.
Innovation is a good thing. Innovation is a good thing. Like I said before.
Now we use microphones to reach out to people. That is something that was not available at the time of the Prophet lace that it was serum. But we do see that he would have used those types of things. Because when he used to stand in front of the Muslims to give good buzz, the women at the back couldn't hear him. So a woman came to him. And she said, O Messenger of Allah, we cannot hear you in the back, your voice doesn't reach us. So can we make you some steps so that you can stand above the crowd and your voice will reach to us? And he agreed to do so. And some steps were made for him. And that became part of the Sunnah, that now those steps are in most messages, so that his voice would
breach to them at the back. So in that understanding, yes, having microphone systems now is something that is not a problem because it is not putting something into the religion of Allah subhanho wa Taala using the mobile phone now how I'm using this social media to give you that one. This is part of innovation that is good, because it's not part of the religion, but anything that you consider to be part of your religion, part of your worship to Allah subhanho wa Taala it must have some evidence from the Quran or from the Sunnah of the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam, if not, this is
something you should stay away from. And again, if you need to ask Is this okay? Is that okay? What about this? What about that? Again, look and see if you can find some evidence from the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, or his companions or as someone of great knowledge in your area, someone who is able to give you this information. And if it is a gray area for you right now and you don't know and you you might have some inclination that this might not be okay.
Then the best thing is to leave it is to leave it is to leave it alone. Insha Allah hutan barakallahu frequent Jimmy May Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah
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this has helped you in some way I tried to make it as
simple as I could in sha Allah, this is an area that can get very drawn out and confusing, but I tried to make 100 Labradors, that your mother is doing better May Allah subhana wa ala grant to a full shiver, a full recovering and may this be a means of of
means a purification, a means of tour for insha Allah Allah. So again, I tried to make this as simple as possible. So we would not get too far stretched out to get past the level of easy understanding. And again, we will be doing these types of things. As as many mornings as I'm able to, I would like to say yes every single morning, but that's not realistic. But every morning I have the capacity to do so.
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