The following is summarized from notes taken on a course on Usool al Fiqh taught by Sheikh Mokhtar Magraoui, Istanbul, Turkiye.
The comments in italics are mine, and so are the mistakes if any: May Allah forgive!
Nowhere in the history of Islam is a word which is like a loaded gun bringing much conflict, and schism between brothers and sisters of the Ummah as the word “ Bidah” or “Innovation”
In order to understand the ramifications of the use of this word one has to see and or experience the desert of the spirit of Islam, particularly in the western world which is unprotected by the knowledge of Islamic scholars who are well versed in Islamic jurisprudence and does not have access to international scholars or knowledgeable and experienced guides who can interpret the onslaught of online fatwas given on demand.
LINGUISTIC MEANING OF BIDAH
The word Bidah is derived…
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