Question 450: As Bidd`ahs (innovations in religion) spread nowadays; what are the Bidd`ahs that if a person avoids they will be saved from punishment in the Hereafter?Provide us with your beneficial answer please. May Allaah reward you with the best.
Answer: The word “Bidd`ahs” is a plural of “Bidd`ah” which refers to something that is innovated in Deen (religion). Muslims have to avoid Bidd`ahs and beware of them for the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, Anyone who does an action which is not stated in this matter of ours (Islaam) will have it rejected. He (peace be upon him) also said, Avoid novelties [in religion], for every novelty is a Bidd`ah, and every Bidd`ah is deviation.... read more here.