Every Innovation Is A Misguidance

The Prophet (saw) said:

“…Beware of newly invented matters, for every invented matter is an innovation and every innovation is a going astray, and every going astray is in Hell-fire.” (1)

Likewise ‘Abdullaah Ibn Mas’ood – may Allaah have mercy upon him – said:

“Follow and do not innovate, for indeed you have been sufficed, and every innovation is misguidance.” (2)

Also, Ibn ‘Umar (ra) mentioned:

“Every biddah is a misguidance, even if the people see it as something good.” (3)

And then some people bring ‘proof’ from the khalaf saying there is something as ‘good biddah’?


(1) Abu Dawud and At-Tirmidhi

(2) Saheeh. Reported in Ahmad in Az-Zuhd p. 162, Ad-Daarimee (no. 211), Al-Bayhaqee in Madkhal (no. 204), Wakee’ in Az-Zuhd (no. 315), Ibnut-Tararaanee in As-Sunnah (no. 104), Ibn Nasr in As-Sunnah (p. 23) and by Mujaahid in As-Sab’ah (p. 46)

(3) Related by Ad-Darimee, Abu Shamaah (no. 39), Ibn Nasr in as-Sunnah (no. 82), al-Laalikaa’ee in Sharh Usoolul-Ftiqaad (no. 126) & Sharh I’tiqad Ahl as-Sunnah (1/92), and by al-Bayhaqee in al-Madkhal (no. 191). Its authentic; Ahkaam al-Janaa’iz (258) and Islah al-Masajid (13). Salim Al-Hilaali said: “Its isnaad (chain of narration) is as authentic as the sun!


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