View Full Version : Destruction of a Major Doubt of the Innovators Using Statements of the Shafi'i Scholars to Justify Bidah Hasanah

07-21-2011, 08:00 PM
It is known that Imam al-Shafi'i spoke of both "praiseworthy" and "blameworthy" innovation and following in this direction many of the later Shafi'i jurists expanded upon this by classifying bidah into that which is wajib (obligatory), mandub (recommended) and mubah (permissible). However, their intent behind this is not what today's contemporary Innovators have twisted it to mean. Nevertheless, todays innovators have for many decades tried to swindle people by taking the mere classification given by these scholars and throwing behind their backs the actual meaning and understanding intended by it. Of the scholars they cite most is the Sufi Ash'ari, al-Izz bin Abd al-Salaam, and also al-Nawawi and Ibn Hajar and even Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali. But all they have done is to twist and distort what these Scholars intended in order to justify innovations in worship.

The latest article in the series of "bidah hasanah" at www.bidah.com (http://www.bidah.com) deals specifically with the speech of al-Izz bin Abd al-Salam. It is an important article because it establishes and proves with certainty that these contemporary innovators have misused and abused what these Scholars intended by their statements, "praiseworthy innovation" and "good innovation" and their classification of bidah into wajib, mandub and mubah.

Here is the article, please take time to read and understand and please distribute and spread, wa jazaakumullaahu khayran.

Al-Izz Bin Abd Al-Salam's Refutation of a Claimed 'Bidah Hasanah', Salat al-Ragha'ib and Refutation of All Contemporary Innovators Justifying 'Bidah Hasanah' in the Shariah (http://www.bidah.com/articles/unpbn-refuting-the-notion-of-bidah-hasanah-good-innovation-in-worship-part-6.cfm)

It is also useful if you try to follow through the series in order, you can see all articles here:

Destroying the Notion of 'Bidah Hasanah' in the Deen of Islam (http://www.bidah.com/series/the-notion-of-bidah-hasanah-in-worship-destroyed.cfm)

07-22-2011, 04:50 PM
We now have a detailed diagram to help grasp all the issues connected to sunnah, revived sunnah, maslahah mursalah, bidah etc. and which helps to show the true and real intent of those scholars who made use of certain phrases such as "praiseworthy innovation" or "good innovation" or who categorized innovation into obligatory (wajib), recommended (mandub) and permitted (mubah).

Distinguishing Between Sunnah, Re-Enacted Sunnah, Revived Sunnah, the Maslahah Mursalah, and Bid'ah And Clarification of the Intent of the Shafi'i Jurists In Their Phraseology - Being a Refutation and Unveiling of the Deception of Contemporary Innovators (http://www.bidah.com/?waumz)

07-23-2011, 05:25 AM
Bismi Allaah ArRahmaan ArRaheem

Assalamoe aleykum. The diagram is very clear and easy to understand al-hamdoelillaah. djazaak Allaah gair.

07-29-2011, 10:29 PM
Assalam alikum wa rahmatullah wa baraktuh,

Jazakum allah khairan for the very useful and beneficial diagram. May allah save us all from all kinds of bida'a for indeed every innovation is a misguidance and every misguidance is in the hell-fire.