Every Innovation Is A Misguidance


Ibn Umm ‘Abd (ra) said:

“Follow and do not innovate, for (what has been authentically narrated) is sufficient for you. And every innovation is something that leads astray.”

[Az-Zuhd of Wakee’, 315]

‘Alee Ibn Abee Taalib said:

“Serious matters are the best, and newly invented matters are the worst. Every newly invented matter is an innovation, and everyone who introduces something new is an innovator. The one who innovates is mislead, and no innovator introduces an innovation but he has forsaken a Sunnah.”

[Al-Bidaayah Wan-Nihaayah, 7/319]

‘Abdullaah Ibn Mas’ood said:

“Follow and do not innovate, for indeed you have been sufficed, and every innovation is misguidance.” [Saheeh. Az-Zuhd of Imaam Ahmad, p. 162, Ad-Daarimee, #211]

Ibn ‘Umar (ra) mentioned:

Every bid’ah is a misguidance, even if the people see it as something good.” [Ibn Nasr in as-Sunnah (no. 82]

Imaam Abu Haneefah said:

“Adhere to the Athaar (narrations) and the Tareeqah (way) of the Salaf and beware of newly invented matters, for all of it is innovation.”

[Reported by As-Suyootee in Sawn al-Mantaq Wal -Kalaam, p. 32]

Imam Aboo Haneefah also said:

“You should adhere to the way of the Salaf, and beware of every newly invented thing, for it is an innovation (bid’ah).“

[Al-Khateeb in Al-Faqeeh wal-Mutafaqqih]

Imaan Ahmad said:

“The basic principles of Sunnah in our view are: adherence to the way of the Companions of the Messenger of Allah, following their example and forsaking bid’ah, for every bid’ah is a going astray.”

[Al-Laalkaa’i in Sharh Usool Ahl as-Sunnah]

Also see:

– Quotes From The Salaf Regarding Innovations

– Is There A Need For Bid’h In The Deen?

– Salvation Lies In Following The Sunnah

– The Evil Dangers Of Biddah

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