Showing posts with label islamic culture. Show all posts
Showing posts with label islamic culture. Show all posts

Saturday, August 22, 2015

What is Bidat in Islam and What are the types of Bidat

What is Bidat in Islam and What are the types of Bidat

The literary meaning of "Bid'at" (in the dictionary) is "innovation; novelty." In the following lines we see where in the Holy Quran this word has been used, and the meaning with which it is associated:

Says the Holy Quran:
Qul ma kuntu midu'a minar Rusuli

"Say I am no Bringer of New Fangled Doctrine among the Apostles." (XLVI: 9)
and it says:

Bari'us samawaati wal ard

"The Originator of the Heavens and the Earth." (II: 117)

and it says:

Warahbaaniyatan ibtadaooha ma katabnaha alaikum

"But monasticism (which) they invented - We ordained  it not for them." (LVII: 27)

In these Ayahs from the Holy Quran the word Bid'at has been used in it's literary meaning. It's definition in the technical language of the Shari'at is different. In the Holy Quran it has been used to mean "to invent" and "to create a new thing", whereas it's technical meaning is as written in the book Mirqat (under Babul I'tisaam bil Kitaab was-Sunnah) - "that belief or action which was not in practice during the blessed age of Rasulullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) but was introduced after him."

From this we see that Bid'at is of two kinds:-

Bid'at I'tiqaadi (innovation in belief)

Bid'at Amali (innovation in action)

THE TWO TYPES OF BID'AT

Now let us see the difference between Bid'at I'tiqaadi and Bid'at Amali.

1 BID'AT I'TIQAADI (INNOVATION IN BELIEF)

Is that new belief (which is in contradiction with the Holy Quran and Sunnah) which found its way into Islam after the blessed age of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). Christianity, Judaism, Zoroasterism and Polytheism are not Bid'at I'tiqaadi as these beliefs were in practice before and during the blessed time and also because they do not claim themselves to be Muslims whereas the Jabriyya, Qadriyya, Batiniyya, Bahaaism, Qadyanism, etc. are Bid'at I'tiqaadi (innovations in belief) because they come into being after the blessed age and also came themselves to be Muslims.

2 BID'AT AMALI (INNOVATION IN ACTION)

Is that action which came into practice after the blessed period of Rasulullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) be it secular or religious, in the eye of the Sahaaba-Kiraam or after it. Mirqat Babul-I'tisaam says, "In the Shari'at, Bid'at is that innovation which was not there in the blessed age of Rasulullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)." The book, Ashi'atul Lam'at under the same chapter says, "Bid'at is that which came into being after the blessed period of Rasulullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)."

So from the above definitions of Bid'at we see that a Bid'at Amali (innovated action) can be religious or secular but it has to be after the blessed period of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) and i.e. even that action which was introduced into Islam in the age of the respected Sahaba will be considered a Bid'at.

NOTE: If the innovation was brought into practice in the age of the Sahaba then we should not call it Bid'at but Sunnat of the Sahaba as it is respectful to call it so, though it is Bid'at-e-Hasana. Because the word Bid'at is mostly understood to mean Bid'at-e-Sai'yya (vile innovation).

Hazrat Umar (radi Allahu anhu) in the time of his Caliphate, called the people to perform Tarawih prayers in congregation (Jamaat), whereas it used to be prayed individually in the time of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) and commented on seeing the Jamaat, "This is a very nice Bid'at."  Bid'at Amali (innovated action) is classified in two:-

Bid'at-e-Hasana (praiseworthy innovation)

Bid'at-e-Sai'yya (offensive innovation)

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Importance of father in one’s life

Importance of father in one’s life

Mothers are the Soul of our homes... whereas fathers are their very existence.

But have we ever given much thought to the nature of this existence?

Little is written or said about fathers, even though we understand their value in our lives.

We hardly ever hear anyone talk about fathers...
Mothers are made of an ocean of tears. Fathers are a wall of self-control.

Mothers relieve their pain through tears, fathers only console, and it is harder to console than it is to cry.

Surely the candlestick is hotter than the flame, yet it is always the flame which gets the praise.

We remember mothers as the ones who took care of our daily needs, yet how easily we forget fathers, who arrange finances for daily needs!

Mothers can cry uncontrollably in public, and fathers sob in their pillows at night.

Mothers are allowed to cry; fathers can never be seen in tears.

We can notice the patches on his shoes. His tattered vest is a sure sign of the struggle he gone through. His unshaven beard is a sign of his frugality. He will buy new pairs of expensive jeans for his children, while an old pair of pyjamas will do for him.

While children don’t blink an eyelid when they spend 1000's of Rs in a beauty parlour or salon, yet in their own home, a father may be using talcum soap to shave because his shaving cream is finished, or he might be shaving in just water.

When a father is ill, he does not rush to the doctor. He does not fear his illness but is afraid in case the doctor tells him to rest for a month, as there will be no other bread earner in the family.

Whether he can afford it or not, he works hard to get his son admitted to an engineering or medical course. Despite the shortage of funds he send money regularly to his child at university even some children go on a gala spending spree on the same day the money arrives.

The Father is the existence of the  home. The home is secure from outsiders when a father, in the form of its manger, is alive. He holds the position of the chief executive of the household. He sees, repairs and cares for jobs around the house.

When you announce your exam results, it seems that mother is the closest person to you because she takes you in her arms, praises you and blesses you, but no one notices the father who quietly slips away to the sweet shop to get sweets to distribute among family and friends...

ALLAH made paradise under the feet of your mother but he made the father take care of the thorns under your feet....

♢ Salute to All Fathers of the world.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Six Blessings For A Shaheed

Six Blessings For A Shaheed

Hazrat Miqdam ibn Ma’di Kurb Radi Allahu Anhu reported that Rasoolullah SallAllahu Alaihi Wa Sallam  said, ‘A Shaheed will be blessed with six blessings from Allah:
a. He is pardoned from the moment the first drop of blood is shed and he sees his place in Jannat.
b. He is protected from the torment of the grave.
c. He is spared from Faz’e Akbar (Grief on the Day of Qiyaamat).
d. The Crown of prestige is placed on his head. A single Ruby on this crown is better than the entire world and all that is within the world 
e. He will marry 72 Maidens of Jannat.
f. His intercession on behalf of seventy (70) relatives will be accepted.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Ahle Sunnah Aqeeda of Bidah - Information On Islam Religion

Ahle Sunnah Aqeeda of Bidah - Information On Islam Religion

In simple words, Bidahs are of two types (i.e. Good ones and Bad ones).

All newly introduced matters, that were in conformity with the principles of religion, were not labelled as Bidah's of misguidance by Rasool Allah (sallal lahu alaihi was' sallam). These were acts of guidance and Rasool Allah (sallal lahu alaihi was' sallam) promised for great rewards for them.

Jarir bin Abdullah reported:
Allah's Messenger (sallal lahu alaihi was' sallam) said: He who introduced some good practice in Islam which was followed after him (by people) he would be assured of reward like one who followed it, without their rewards being diminished in any respect. And he who introduced some evil practice in Islam which had been followed subsequently (by others), he would be required to bear the burden like that of one who followed this (evil practice) without theirs being diminished in any respect.
Sahih Muslim, Book 034, Number 6466

Introducing a good practice means that one can perform any act or ritual according to one's own OPINION, provided that the act / ritual / custom is in harmony with the principles of religion.

Salafi Aqeeda about Bidah
According to Salafies, all the newly begun matters (either they are good or bad) are Bidahs of Dhalalah.

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I have some question regarding Salafi Aqeeda of Bidah.
Bidah and the Salafi Brotherss' Brothers double standards

Here is my first objection. I am sorry for this long post, but it is my habit to make things clear and as easy as possible.

Saying "Radhi Allahu Anhu" after the names of Sahaba
It is a common custom among Muslims to recite "Radhi AllahuTa-allah Anhu" after the names of Righteous Companions of Rasool Allah [sallal lahu alaihi was' sallam]
But Rasool Allah [sallal lahu alaihi was' sallam] never ordered that the later generations of Muslims to say "Radhi Allahu Anhu"whenever the names of Sahaba were mentioned.

Neither did the Sahaba used the term "Radhi Allaho Anho" after the names of each other nor did the Taba'een used to do this after the names of Sahaba. This was not the case with Daroof (Salwaath), in which they would always showers blessing and peace upon Rasool Allah (sallal lahu alaihi was' sallam) and his progeny whenever the name of Rasool Allah [sallal lahu alaihi was' sallam] was mentioned.
It was later Muslim generations, who introduced this custom for the first time, they did so according to their own OPINION, which is why they felt that it did not constitute a violation to any "Established Law of Islam" and found it in complete harmony with it's principles (even if it didn't exist in the time of Rasool Allah [salla lahu alaihi was' sallam]
Note.

I am not against the usage of "Radhi Allaho Anho". My only critique goes for usage of these words by Salafi brothers in terms of Bidah.

And we Sunni deem the Reward for this Muslim Generation, in the words of Rasool Allah [sallal lahu alaihi was' sallam]
"He who introduced some good practice in Islam which was followed after him (by people) he would be assured of reward like one who followed it, without their rewards being diminished in any respect."
Sahih Muslim, Book 034, Number 6466
Salafi Brothers double standards

If Salafi Brothers still believe that their definition is correct, then they must declare whole of the Muslim Ummah to be "Mubt'adi"(Innovator), indulged in "Dhalalah"(Misguided), who are the fuel of Hell fire, because the whole Ummah says "Radhi Allaho Anho" after the names of Sahaba (including Salafi Brothers themselves too).
But here Salafi Brothers come up with their Double Standards. Instead of condemning this act (as they should do according to their definition of bidah), they deem it to be a highly virtuous act.


For example, see the following comments by a Salafi Alim.

Saudi Government distributed millions of Qur'an in Pakistan with Urdu Translation and Tafseer (printed by Shah Fahad printing Complex in Madina). In the commentary of the last verse of Surah Al-Mujaddla:

"... it is a custom (i.e. not from Qur'an or Sunnah) to use "Radhi Allah Anham" for Sahaba and "Alaihim Salat o Salam" for the Prophets. It is the same like "Rehmat ullah alahi" can be literally used for both Alive and the dead..."


Not only have the Salafi Brothers embraced this newly introduced custom (contrary to their belief that every new thing is a Dhalalah), they have made another innovation by introducing another Law in the Sharia of Islam.

In the commentary of same verse, this Saudi Alim further continues to write:

"...According to the Ulama, except for the linguistic meaning, it is prohibited to use this (i.e. Phrase like Radhi Allaho Anho) for anyone except for Sahaba Karam..."


Do you know what this Salafi Brother wants to say when he wrote, "except for the linguistic meaning...."?. Let us give you an example. Linguistically, Salat means Prayer. But Shar'i meaning of Salat is praying in a manner that Rasool Allah (sallal lahu alaihi was' sallam) told us. Linguistically, "Saum" means holding on. But Shar'i meaning is not eating from sunrise till sun set.
The Salafi Brother has innovated a new Law in Shar'ia, by prohibiting something that has not been prohibited by Allah i.e. to prohibit the use "Radhi Allaho Anho" for anyone except the righteous companions of Rasool Allah [sallal lahu alaihi wa sallam]
This constitutes a major innovation of misguidance i.e. to prohibit any thing, that has not been prohibited by Allah and his beloved Rasool [sallal lahu alaihi was' sallam]

Note:
Salafi Brothers have 2 excuses for the innovation of saying "Radhi Allaho Anho" after the names of Sahaba:

Defence 1:
It's only a Dua for the Sahaba and we can do it any time (even after mentioning the name of Sahaba).

Reply:
If it is allowed to innovate new timings for doing Dua (e.g. after mentioning the names of Sahaba), then why do the Salafi Brothers claim that sending Salat (Darood) on Rasool Allah (sallal lahu alaihi was' sallam before Adhan is Bidah?
Salat (Darood) is an Arabic word, which itself means Dua.
Double standards!

Defence 2:
Allah (swt) said that he was pleased with Sahaba at Bait-e-Ridhwan.
Salafi Brothers claim that it's allowed to say "Radhi Allaho Anho" after the names of Sahaba while Allah (swt) revealed a verse at the occasion of Bait-e-Ridhwan, that He (swt) is well pleased with Sahaba under the tree.
Allah was well pleased with the believers when they swore allegiance unto thee beneath the tree, and He knew what was in their hearts, and He sent down peace of reassurance on them, and hath rewarded them with a near victory;
Al-Qur'an Surah 48, Ayah 18 (Translation by Pickthal)

Reply:
In the above verse, Allah only told that He (swt) was pleased with "Certain ACTION" of Sahaba, who swore allegiance under the tree. But nowhere Allah ordered in above verse that the later coming Muslim Generations have to always says "Radhi Allaho Anho" whenever the names of Sahaba are mentioned.
Rasool Allah (sallal lahu alaihi was' sallam) also recited these Qur'anic verses, but he never came to this conclusion that Allah (swt) 's objective behind this verse was for coming Muslim generations to recite "Radhi Allaho Anho" after the names of Sahaba.

Even Sahaba who read the Qur'an never arrived at this conclusion.

It is indeed a mystery and to HOW Salafi Brothers have reached this conclusion. In my humble opinion, Salafi Brothers must acknowledge that it's a lame excuse and that saying "Radhi Allaho Anho" is an innovation by the later generation Muslims.

Secondly, if the presence of verse of Bait-e-Ridhwan is enough to say "Radhi Allaho Anho" whenever the names of Sahaba are mentioned, then why do the Salafi Brothers neglect the presence of the verse of sending Salat upon Rasool Allah (sallal lahu alaihi wa sallam) in the Qur'an? Allah asked us to send Salat upon Rasool Allah (sallal lahu alaihi wa sallam).
Allah and His angels send blessings on the Prophet: O ye that believe! Send ye blessings on him, and salute him with all respect.
Al-Qur'an Surah 33, Ayah 56 (Translation by Yusuf Ali)

When this is the case, why is it Bidah to send Salat upon Rasool Allah(sallal lahu alaihi was' sallam) before Adhan?

Double Standards!

Islamic / Muslim Festivals and Holiday 2019

Islamic Events and Holiday 2019

English Date Islamic Date
We have listed the important Islamic Festivals, Holidays and Events for the year 2019 as per the calender year 2019. These muslim religious holiday can vary as per the sighting of moon and the lunar calendar.
#Urs Khawjah Gharib Nawaz, Ajmer Sharif 14 March, 2019 - Thursday 6th Rajab 1440
#Lailat-ul-Meraj #Shab-e-meraj Night of Apr 3, 2019 - Wednesday 26-Rajab-1440
#Shabe-e-Barat April 20, 2019 - Saturday 14th Sha'baan 1440
#Start of Fasting Month (#Ramadan) May 7, 2019 - Tuesday 1st Ramadan 1440
#Jummat-ul-Wida 31 May 2019 - Friday Last Friday of Ramadan 1440
#Lailat-ul-Qadr (#Shab-E-Qadr) June 1, 2019 - Saturday 27 Ramadan 1440
#Eid-ul-Fitr June 5, 2019 - Saturday 1st Shawwal 1440
#Hajj August 11, 2019 - Sunday 9th Dhul-Hijjah 1440
#Eid-ul-Adaha #Bakrid August 12, 2019 - Wednesday 10th Dhul-Hijjah 1440
#Islamic New Year September 1, 2019 - Sunday 1st Muharram 1441
#Yaum al-Ashura September 10, 2019 - Tuesday 10th Muharram 1441
#Eid Milad-un-Nabi Nov 10, 2019 - Sunday 12th Rabi-al-Awwal 1441
#Urs Haji Ali Baba Mumbai 13 December, 2019 - Friday 16 Rabi Ul Akhir 1441
714th Urs Sharif Of Hazrat Khwaaja Syed Nizamuddin Aulia Mehboob-e-elahi Rahmatullah Alayh 16 December, 2019 - Monday 19 Rabi Ul Akhir 1441