In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Innovations (Bidah) in 21st Century Islaam
By Irshad Mahmood – Director, Siraat-al-Mustaqeem Dawah Centre

Trees are recognized by their fruits. Today we can see where we Muslims stand now. There are few misunderstandings due to which Ummah is facing hell in this world. Look at all Muslim countries who are enemy to each other while telling Muslims are all brothers. Their saying and their actions are totally different. Look at all Government, Semi Government and Defense employees and count their numbers who are only supporting one group while wiping out others. They don’t have tolerance to each other. Many Muslims in minority and week are being oppressed at highest level by other fellow Muslims who are in power or are in majority. They had divided into many countries to rob their own fellow Muslims of other ethnic groups. Arabs are divided in whose language the Quraan was revealed, so forget about non-Arabs. Look at the beginning of Pakistan which later divided into Bangladesh and Pakistan so that one ethnic group can rob rest of Pakistan. General tendency of fellow Muslims are divide and rule, since don’t have tolerance and cannot accept each other. Prophet Muhammad (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) took around 10 years to teach/explain and show in practical life to his fellow Arabs, so forget about non Arabs. He supported and stand firm for all poor and needy around him without any discriminations. He was walking and taking Quraan and practiced the Quraan 100% in sprit. The moment Muslims deviated from the Quraan they started losing the lands and are being oppressed everywhere mainly because of deviating from the Quraan and perhaps it is a curse on them from Allah, since not taking guidance from the Quraan.

When “Auliyaa” is wrongly translated as “Friend” instead of “Protector & Helper in Deen” and started hating non- Muslims. While teaching of the Quraan is love for all. The Quraan is Guidance for Mankind and NOT for Muslims only. Allah sent Prophet Muhammad (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) as a mercy to the Mankind and NOT for Muslims only.

When “Kullu bida'tin daiala” is translated literally as “Every innovation is a misguidance” instead of taking it in a broader sense, “Many (Nearly All) innovations are misguidance”.

When “Khayli” is translated literally as “Horses” instead of taking it in a broader sense “Modern Technology of present time” and put Muslims to sleep in 7th century like a dead nation. Remember: Modern time is the age of science which includes star wars, BUT Muslims are lagging far behind in it and still sleeping like a dead. If thousands not millions of Ballistic Missiles come to hit their lands in few minutes if not in few seconds from extremely high in the sky/space or from oceans or beneath their lands, they don’t have defense system yet to defend their land.

This day I have perfected your religion for you, completed My favor upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your DEEN, (Al_Quran_005:003).

Innovations in Salaat:

In every Rakaat of Salaat, there are two Sajdah, if one intentionally makes extra and make three Sajdah, although is for Allah alone BUT it will be a Biddah and it will not be accepted since it is not related to the Quraan and Sunnah of Prophet Muhaam (Peace-Be-Upon-Him).

Salaat must be followed according to the Quraan and Sunnah and direction of the Quraan is to follow Makkah where there is Muqaam-e-Ibrahim from where Imaam Kabaa stands to lead the congregational prayers.

Innovations in Reading the Quraan:

Majority of Muslims are reading the Quraan without understanding while the purpose of the Quraan is to ponder on it. Those who don’t understand Arabic must read its translation.

Many Muslims read only few surahs/chapters every day while they are supposed to read the whole Quraan in steps, e.g. few chapters or few verses on one day then next day read next chapters or verses BUT with understanding and so on.

Innovations in Worshipping Allah while Neglecting to Help People:

Allah commanded to Prophet Muhammad (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) to proclaim the message of the Quraan to people instead of just reading/standing whole night to serve humanity, (Ref. Al_Quraan_073.001-005, 074.001-007). Saving a life is like saving whole world without any discrimination. BUT alas todays Muslims are giving more preference on reciting the Quraan without understanding and building more and more Masjids which is not reflecting on Al-Masjid an-Nabawi at the time of Prophet Muhammad (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) which was an institution, a defense training center, a Judicial Court, a Community Center, a Friendly Dialog Center for other faiths and Quranic Arabic Language for Non-Arabs etc.

Take Guidance from the Quraan:

The Quraan is Guidance for Mankind NOT for Muslims only, so promote it as much as possible in sprit.

The month of Ramadan is when the Quran was sent down as guidance for mankind, and with explanations for guidance, and as a Standard. Let any of you who is at home during the month, fast in it; while anyone who is ill or on a journey should [set an equal] number of other days. God wants things to be easy for you and does not want any hardship for you, so complete the number and magnify God because He has guided you, so that you may act grateful, (Al_Quraan_002.185).

Allah sent Prophet Muhammad (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) as a mercy to the Mankind NOT for Muslims only, so take lessons from Him and behave like him and stand firmly for the mercy to the Mankind without any discrimination.

And We have not sent you but as a mercy to the worlds, (Al_Quraan_021.107).

And withhold yourself with those who call on their Lord morning and evening desiring His goodwill, and let not your eyes pass from them (always yes sir, till they follow the Quraan), desiring the beauties of this world's life; and do not follow him whose heart We have made unmindful to Our remembrance, and he follows his low desires and his case is one in which due bounds are exceeded, (Al_Quraan_018.028).

Follow those who ask of you no money (for their preaching), and who are rightly guided, (Ref: Al_Quraan_036.021). Also promote/support them from depth of your heart.

Humanity have been trapped by Criminal Master Minds which is causing Artificial Global Poverty and Artificial Global Famine as well as igniting Terrorism and then followed by Ruthless Genocide-Holocaust. Instead of fixing Global Poverty and Global Famine first, world has moved towards Ruthless Genocide and Holocaust of minorities or those who don’t have any power to defend themselves.

Global People from all around the world MUST join together to save humanity from Ruthless Genocide-Holocaust. Before it was with Jewish community who had gone through Ruthless Genocide-Holocaust and perhaps now it is with Muslims all around the world. Look at the history of aboriginal, who are almost wiped out and is history now. Who knows they are next in line. Terrorists have NO Religion and they are trying their best to wipe out one group at a time. You will be LUCKY if your neighbor is TRUE Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jewish, Muslims etc., since they love humanity and do not drive anyone out of their homes.

Saving a Life is without any discrimination like save whole world, (Ref: Al_Quraan_005:032). No one has right to force including their spouses. Although Muslim men are allowed to marry women of the people of the book who believe on One God, BUT they are not allowed to force their wives to change their religion. No Muslim is a Muslim if he/she does not help his/her neighbors without any discriminations.

All the religion/faith/believes teaches to save humanity, which cannot be without joining together for Global Solidarity for Humanity and stand firm together otherwise they might be wiped out one after another. Below are few verses from the Quraan & the Bible.

Give to the near of kin his due, and also to the needy and the wayfarers/immigrants. Do not squander your wealth wastefully; for those who squander wastefully are Satan's brothers, and Satan is ever ungrateful to his Lord, (Al_Quraan_017:026-027).

For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land’, (Deuteronomy 15:11 ESV).

Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed, (Proverbs 19:17 ESV).

For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself”, (Romans 13:9 ESV).

We invite you all to join together for Save Humanity without any discrimination. Road Blockers are Those Who don’t Support/Promote. Media Must Play an Active Role on Bringing Good Guys in their Programs for Free. Let us join together to build Heavenly Earth without any discrimination, which cannot be without joining together to Save Humanity.

Protect yourselves and your families from the Hell Fire, (Ref. Al_Quraan_066.006).

Wish you all enjoy family life and educate your kids about family values as well in the light of the Quraan and Authentic Hadeeth, AMEEN.

Be an excellent example (a Role Model) for your kids.

Excess of anything is bad, instead help the needy and get great reward from Allah, (Ref. Al_Quraan_017.026-027).

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