Bidat in Islam
The religion of Islam was perfected and completed by Allah through Prophet Mohammad (saws) around fourteen hundered years ago. The message of Islam as a complete religion is there in the holy Quran and all the decrees of Allah were practiced by Prophet Mohammad (saws).
Allah Says in the Quran
الْيَوْمَ أَكْمَلْتُ لَكُمْ دِينَكُمْ وَأَتْمَمْتُ عَلَيْكُمْ نِعْمَتِي وَرَضِيتُ لَكُمُ الْإِسْلَامَ دِينًا
Now, if anyone adds anything new to religion considering it to be a GOOD DEED and thinking that it will be a source of reward from Allah then that good deed is –
The innovation can be simplified with one example of glass of water. For instance, if you are offered a crystal clear water in a glass, by which you would like to satisfy your thirst. If someone adds a colour to it with the intention that the water will become more attractive to the thirsty. Then another person further adds some sugar to it to make the water tasty. Would you consider that the same water in the glass remains the pure water ? NO, I would say that you have an adulterated version of earlier water. You can consider Islam as a crystal clear pure water in which there is no chance of adding any thing, not even a dot.
in Islam is strictly forbidden and severely punishable.
In view of the above please give a serious thought to some of the practices mentioned below, are these INNOVATIONS OR NOT ?
· Celebration of Prophet’s Birthday, Shabe Meraj, Shabe Barat, Quran Khwani at death, Reciting Kalima on beads at death, Suwwam 3rd day after death, Chaliswa after death, Death anniversary ( Barsi), Taking bride under the Quran, (There may be many more).
Surah No.108- Al Kauthar (Kausar, Ayats No. 1 & 2
o إِنَّا أَعْطَيْنَاكَ الْكَوْثَرَ
o فَصَلِّ لِرَبِّكَ وَانْحَرْ
In the life Hereafter, when men would be thirsty, the Prophet Mohammad (saws) will be providing water from the pond of Kausar to his followers. If any believer gets this water his thirst would go away for ever. Some of his followers would be pushed out from the Pond. The Prophet (saws) will ask, why they are being pushed out? he would be replied, they are the people who have introduced changes in his preachings and added their own. The Prophet (saws) will also ask them to go away from him”
(Bukhari, Muslim, Ahmad, Abu Daud, and Ibne Maaja)