Is there anything like “Good Bid‘ah” (good innovation in Islaam) as `Umar ibn al-Khattaab said?

Question 2: Is there a good Bid‘ah (innovation in religion) that we will not be sinful if we do, or is it that all kinds of Bid‘ahs are the same? Someone cited to me as evidence that after our master `Umar ibn Al-Khattaab (may Allaah be pleased with him) completed learning Soorah Al-Baqarah by heart, he slaughtered some she-camels for the sake of Allaah, or he fasted some days, I do not remember exactly. Thus, according to him, ‘Umar has invented a Bid‘ah, which he described as a good Bid‘ah. If we imitate him and distribute meat for the sake of Allaah, we will be doing a good deed? Does this Bid‘ah constitute a deviation from right, which leads to Hellfire? Answer us, may Allaah enlighten you!

Answer: All kinds of Bid‘ah constitute a Dalaalah (deviation from what is right), as the Prophet (peace be upon him) said in the Saheeh (authentic) Hadeeth delivered in Jumu‘ah (Friday) sermon… read more here.


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