Innovation البدعة

Umar on Bid’ah: Warning against innovated worship

Al-Ma’mur ibn Suwayd reported: We were with Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, between Mecca and Medina, and we performed the dawn prayer. Then, he saw people descending to […]

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Hadith on Celibacy: Prohibition of abandoning marriage entirely

Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, rejected ‘Uthman ibn Maz’un from vowing celibacy, and had he given him permission, we would

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Hadith on Jama’ah: All sects in Hellfire but united community

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the children of Israel split into seventy-one sects and this nation will surely split

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Hadith on Jama’ah: Unity is mercy, division is punishment

Al-Nu’man ibn Bashir reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The united community is mercy and sectarianism is torment.” Source: al-Sunnah li-Ibn Abī ‘Āṣim 93

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Hadith on Rulers: Warning not to obey leaders if they order sin

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There will be rulers appointed over you who delay the prayer from its proper times

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Malik on Tawhid: Attributes of Allah are above any modality

Abdullah ibn Wahb reported: We were with Malik ibn Anas, may Allah have mercy on him, when a man entered and he said, “O Abu Abdullah, ‘the Most Merciful rose

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Hassan on Bid’ah: Every religious innovation replaces a Sunnah like it

Al-Awza’i reported: Hassan ibn ‘Atiyyah, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “No people fabricate an innovation in their religion but that Allah will remove a Sunnah from like it,

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Hadith on Bid’ah: Warning against glorifying innovators in religion

Ibrahim ibn Maysarah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever honors a heretical innovator has aided in the destruction of Islam.” Source: Shu’ab al-Imān

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Hadith on Salat: Sunnah to shorten prayer during travel

Muwarriq al-‘Ijli reported: He asked Ibn Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, about prayer during travel. Ibn Umar said, “Two cycles, two cycles. Whoever opposes the Sunnah has disbelieved.”

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Umar on Sunnah: No excuse for misguidance after clear proof

Al-Awza’i reported: Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “O people, we do not find any excuse after the Sunnah for anyone to be in misguidance, embarking upon it

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Ali on Haqq: Know the truth, you will know its people

Al-‘Utbi reported: Al-Harith ibn Hut came to Ali and he said to him, “Do you see that I think Talhah, Al-Zubayr, and Aisha have united upon falsehood?” Ali, may Allah

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Abdullah on Bid’ah: Rejection of apparently good or small innovations

Salamah al-Hamdani reported: We used to sit by the door of Abdullah ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, before dawn prayer. When he came out, we would walk

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Malik on Bid’ah: What is worse than contradicting the Messenger?

Muhammad ibn al-Dahhak reported: A man came to Malik ibn Anas, may Allah have mercy on him, and he said, “Where should I put on my clothes for pilgrimage?” Malik

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Sufyan on Bid’ah: Innovations more beloved to Satan than major sins

Ibn al-Yaman reported: Sufyan al-Thawri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Religious innovations are more beloved to Satan than sinful disobedience to Allah. Disobedience is repented from, but innovations

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Abu Darda on Bid’ah: Anger at seeing innovations in the religion

Umm Darda reported: Abu Darda, may Allah be pleased with him, entered upon me while he was furious. I said, “Why are you angry?” Abu Darda said, “By Allah, I

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Hadith on Shirk: Allah curses those who sacrifice to other gods

Abi ibn Abi Talib reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Allah has cursed one who sacrifices to other than Allah. Allah has cursed one

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Hadith on Shirk: First man to bring idolatry into Arabia

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “I saw ‘Amra ibn ‘Amr ibn Luhayy al-Khuza’i dragging his intestines in the Hellfire. He introduced the custom

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Hadith on Moderation: Do not be hard on yourself in worship

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Do not be hard upon yourselves, lest the matter be made severe upon you. Verily,

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