Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam
Question: Assalam ‘aleykum,
In past Ramadans, I prayed voluntary prayers that had no basis in Islamic law, because my parents said that I would get rewarded for it. Did I commit an innovation?
Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,
It is not an innovation (bid`ah) to pray supererogatory prayers (nafawil). [See: The Concept of Bid’a in the Islamic Shari’a]
And Allah alone knows best.
Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani