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Did I Commit an Innovation by Following My Parents Advice in Praying Supererogatory Prayers?

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.

wassalam,

Tabraze Azam

Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani