Is saying “Sadaqa Allaahu al-`Azeem” after reciting from Qur’aan, bid`ah?

Question: Is saying Sadaqaallahu Al Azim after reciting or quoting from the Qur'an an innovation, and if it is, how was it introduced? Answer: Praise be to Allaah. Many people have the habit of ending a recitation from the Qur’aan with the words “Sadaqa Allaahu al-‘Azeem (Almighty Allaah has spoken the truth),” but this has …

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The “prayer of need” and “prayer for memorising the Qur’aan”

Question: I have heard about the "prayer of need" (Salaat al-Haajah) and the "prayer for memorising the Qur.aan". Are these actual prayers or not? Answer:  Both of them are not correct. There is no such thing as "prayer of need" or "prayer for memorising the Qur.aan." This is because these kinds of acts of worship …

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The ruling concerning celebrating birthdays

Question: What is the ruling concerning celebrating birthdays? Answer: Celebrating birthdays has no source whatsoever in the pure Sharee'ah. In fact, it is an innovation, since the Messenger of Allaah (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) said: ((Whoever introduces anything into this matter of ours that does not belong to it shall have that action rejected)). This …

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Celebrating the birthday of the Prophet (peace be upon him)

Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: If celebrating the Prophet’s birthday was prescribed, then the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) would have told his ummah of that, because he is the most sincere of people and there is no Prophet after him who could explain …

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Ruling on uttering the intention (niyyah) in acts of worship

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah was asked about the intention when starting to do an act of worship such as praying etc., do we need to utter it verbally, such as saying, “I intend to pray, I intend to fast”? He replied: Praise be to Allaah. The intention of purifying oneself by doing wudoo’ ghusl or …

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Wearing Gold for Men and the Wedding Ring

Question: What is the ruling for men wearing any type of jewellery made of gold? Also, there is a belief that if the gold wedding band comes off, the woman also becomes separated from her husband.Answer: It is forbidden for men to wear gold, regardless of whether it is for a watch, a ring, or …

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What the Shee`ah do on `Ashoora’ is bid`ah (innovation) and misguidance

Al-Haafiz Ibn Katheer (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: Every Muslim should mourn the killing of al-Husayn (may Allaah be pleased with him), for he is one of the leaders of the Muslims, one of the scholars of the Sahaabah, and the son of the daughter of the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings …

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