Hadeeth Five: الحديث الخامسُ (Innovation)  

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Hadeeth Five -explanation part 1

الحديث الخامسُ
عَنْ عَائِشَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهَا قَالَتْ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ :مَنْ أَحْدَثَ فِي أَمْرِنَا هَذَا مَا لَيْسَ مِنْهُ فَهُوَ رَدٌّ.
رَوَاهُ البُخَارِيُّ وَمُسْلِمٌ
.وَفِي رِوايَةٍ لِمُسْلِمٍ: مَنْ عَمِلَ عَمَلاً لَيْسَ عَلَيْهِ أَمْرُنَا فَهُوَ رَدٌّ.

The mother of the mu'mineen, Umm 'Abdullah 'Aishah said:
"The Messenger of Allah said, 'Whoever introduces into this affair of ours that which is not of it, then it is rejected'."
[Bukhari and Muslim related it]
And in a narration of Muslim's there is, "Whoever does an act on which our affair is not [based] then it is rejected."

This is a fundamental hadeeth of Islam. It compliments the first hadeeth covered on this blog. Every action must be done with sincerity (ikhlaas) as well as truthfulness (sidq). Each individual must be sincere in what he does as well as ensuring the act is in conformity with the rulings of shariah.

We must all ensure that whatever we say or carry out is the truth (haqq) and nothing but the truth. There is no use in being sincere but on the other hand carry out acts against what Allah wants and requires from us.

What is the definition of bid'ah (innovation):

1- An act that is not in accordance to what others did
2- An act that goes against the general rulings of Qur'an and Sunnah
3- In the time of the Messenger of Allah there was no need to carry out such an act

More to follow in next post.....

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