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Are Human Actions, Bida’, and Shirk Related?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question Asslamu Alaykum Some people argue that all human actions can be divided into two categories. These categories are: 1. Worship 2. Interactions and Transactions In the first category no action is allowed unless it has been specifically sanctioned by Sacred Law. In the second category any action is allowed […]

Are Weekly Group Dhikr Gatherings a Reprehensible Innovation (Bid`a)?

Answered by Shaykh Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari Question: Is it wrong to gather weekly, on a specific day, for a group dhikr including the sending of salat and salam on the Prophet, as some followers of some shaykh named Muhammad Zakariyya do? Is this not going against the sunna? Answer: In the Name of Allah, […]

What is the Ruling on Having a Baby Shower?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: What is the ruling concerning having a Baby Shower? Answer: Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, This is a social custom without any intrinsically reprehensible religious or moral connotations. As such, it is permissible if performed in a permissible manner, and without reprehensible meanings–such as wastefulness, extravagance, or undue […]

The Concept of Bid’a in the Islamic Shari’a

Answered by Shaykh Nuh Keller Question: The Concept of Bid’a in the Islamic Shari’a Answer: The following is the text of a talk given by Shaikh Nuh Ha Mim Keller at Nottingham and Trent University on Wednesday 25th January 1995. In the name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate There are few topics that generate […]