The Stigma of the Mubtadi’ – How do we treat those who spread Bid’ah?

While "Sunnah" linguistically means "Path", Bid'ah can relatively be defined as a diversion from the path. Though Bid'ah, in the technical [shar'i] sense, is an action introduced into the religion which has no general or specific basis for it – a supposed act of drawing nearer to Allaah ﷻ which has no basis in the Shari'ah. Imam … Continue reading The Stigma of the Mubtadi’ – How do we treat those who spread Bid’ah?

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Ibn Mas’ud [d. 32 AH] – “Follow and do not innovate, for you have been sufficed. Every bid’ah is misguidance.”

Ibn Mas'ud [d. 32 AH] – "Follow and Do Not Innovate, For You Have Been Sufficed. Every Bid'ah is Misguidance." → "al-'Ilm" – 54 | Ibn Abi Khaythama | Translated by: Abu Dawūd [Mustafa b. Saalih] al-Ḥushayshi Other References: → "Kitab az-Zuhd" – 315 | Waki' b. al-Jarrāh → "Kitab az-Zuhd" – 162 | Imam Ahmad … Continue reading Ibn Mas’ud [d. 32 AH] – “Follow and do not innovate, for you have been sufficed. Every bid’ah is misguidance.”

Linguistic vs. Shar’i: The Categorisation of “Bid’ah” into ‘Good’ and ‘Bad’.

Bid'ah is introducing an act of worship for which there is no basis in Islam. Something that has been introduced into the religion which has no general or specific basis for it – "No Salaf for it". An unfounded practice that is not from the practice of the Messenger of Allaah ﷺ, nor the companions and … Continue reading Linguistic vs. Shar’i: The Categorisation of “Bid’ah” into ‘Good’ and ‘Bad’.

Ibn al-Mājīshün said, “I heard Malik [b. Anas] say, ‘Whoever introduces an innovation (bid’ah) into Islam that he views as good has alleged that Muhammad ﷺ betrayed Messengership.'”

Ibn al-Mājīshün said, “I heard Malik [b. Anas] say, ‘Whoever introduces an innovation (bid’ah) into Islam that he views as good has alleged that Muhammad ﷺ betrayed Messengership. Allaah ﷻ said, “This day, I have perfected your religion for you.. (5:3) [from this we can understand that] whatever was not part of the religion that … Continue reading Ibn al-Mājīshün said, “I heard Malik [b. Anas] say, ‘Whoever introduces an innovation (bid’ah) into Islam that he views as good has alleged that Muhammad ﷺ betrayed Messengership.'”

Imām al-Shātibi [d. 1388 CE] – “It is established that the Prophet ﷺ did not pass away until he brought forth clarification for all the requirements…”

Imām al-Shātibi said, "It is established that the Prophet ﷺ did not pass away until he brought forth clarification for all the requirements, within the affairs of religion and the dunya. No one from Ahlul-Sunnah objects to this." → al-I'tiṣām 1/61 | Imām Abu Isḥāq al-Shātibi [Edition: at-Tawhid] | Translated by: Abu Dawūd [Mustafa b. Saalih] … Continue reading Imām al-Shātibi [d. 1388 CE] – “It is established that the Prophet ﷺ did not pass away until he brought forth clarification for all the requirements…”

Imām al-Shātibi al-Andalusi [d. 1388 CE] – “Derived from the statement of the Mubtadi’ [innovator] is [their understanding that]: the Shari’ah is incomplete.”

Imām al-Shātibi al-Andalusi said, "Derived from the statement of the Mubtadi' [innovator] is [their understanding that]: the Shari'ah is incomplete. For if they truly believed in the completion and perfection of the Shari'ah - they would not have resorted to innovation." Ibn al-Mājīshün said, "I heard Malik [b. Anas] say, 'Whoever introduces an innovation (bid’ah) … Continue reading Imām al-Shātibi al-Andalusi [d. 1388 CE] – “Derived from the statement of the Mubtadi’ [innovator] is [their understanding that]: the Shari’ah is incomplete.”