Sunnah vs. Bid’ah
Sunnah and Bid’ah are two concepts that may seem similar, but have completely opposite definitions. Many people have a hard time differentiating between which actions are Sunnah and which are bid’ah, when in fact there are many differences that exist between them. In Islam, Sunnah is the actions, sayings, and approval, both tacit and explicit, of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW). It is the path shown to us by the Prophet (SAW), and we are required to follow it. The importance of adhering to the Sunnah is based on many verses in the Quran. Allah (SWT) says: "And that My path is straight, therefore, follow it. Do not follow other paths lest they lead you away from the path of Allah" (Al-An'am: 153) and "Whatever the Messenger commands you to do, do it, and whatever he forbids, refrain from it." (Al-Hashr:7) Bid’ah is an innovated act that adds to or changes the Deen. It involves inventing or introducing new ways of worship which lie outside the Sharia. Bid’ah is not supported by reliable sources, which are often times traced to non-Islamic influences from surrounding communities which Muslim communities came into contact with. Bid’ah can take many forms. A person can change the occasion of a prescribed act, add restrictions on an act that the Sharia had not imposed, change the style or form of an act, do something collectively that is supposed to be performed individually, change the Sharia status of an act from permissible to mandatory, or add a ritual where none existed. All forms of bid’ah are forbidden, because they oppose Allah and the Quran and Sunnah. There is a Hadith narrated by Abu Dawud and Nasa’ee that states: “I warn you of the newly invented matters in the religion, for every newly invented matter is bid’ah, and every bid’ah is misguidance, and every misguidance is in the fire.” Bid’ah appears to be a religious act, but its sources are not very reliable. Bid’ah normally varies from region to region, unlike the Sunnah, which maintains...
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Muslims were, early on, aware of the significance of the Sunnah and its authority. They, one generation after the other, were keen to preserve the Sunnah because they saw that as a part of the preserving of the last revelations man is ever to receive. Their efforts were unabated, and the remarkable job they did is unparalleled in the experience of any other religion or civilization.
At the time of the Prophet sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allaah exalt his mention ):
One of the main reasons behind this is the fact that the Prophet sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allaah exalt his mention ) clearly taught the Companions may Allaah be pleased with them the importance of his Sunnah, its place in Islam and their role in saving it, teaching and conveying it to others around them and to those who would come after them. In so doing, he sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allaah exalt his mention ) followed an effective...
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Information technology can be considered as a subset of information systems. It deals with the technology part of any information system, and as such deals with hardware, servers, operating systems and software. A system is always a combination of people, machines, processes and technology. Information technology is just a part of the system. Information technology, better known as a tool or device that helps to get more data from information system and it helps in facilitating many things and employment, particularly for the use of time.
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Muslim Mosque vs. Christian Basilica
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As-Sunnah is the second source of Islamic law after the Qur’an. The literal meaning of Sunnah in Arabic, the word Sunnah means tariqah or sirah that is path. According to Ulama of Hadith, As-Sunnah or Al Hadith is the sayings, deeds and approvals of Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. As-Sunnah is also known as Hadith.
THE CATOGORIZE OF AS-SUNNAH
1. Words from Rasulullah S.A.W ( Hadith Qauli or Sunnah Qauliyyah)
2. Deed of Rasulullah S.A.W ( Haith Fi’li or Sunnah Fi’liyyah )
3. Recognition Rasulullah S.A.W ( Hadith Taqriri or Sunnah Taqririyyah )
4. Story from friends of Prophet Muhammad S.A.W about his physical appearance
5. Story from friends of Prophet Muhammad S.A.W about his character or personality
THE POSITION OF AS_SUNNAH AS SECOND RESOURCES IN ISLAM
Solemnly, hold and argue with the strong evidences of Sunnah is rooted in Islam. Sunnah is an argument that is recognized by Allah S.W.T. Although there are some who reject it, which is important for a Muslim to...
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RESEARCH ASSIGNMENT / BOOK REPORT / CASE STUDY
DEMOCRATIZATION & THE CONTEMPORARY ISLAMIC
RESURGENCE: DEMOCRACY VS SHURACRACY
LECTURER: USTAZ ABD UR-RAHMAN MOHAMED AMIN
No. | Name | Student ID | Section | Program |
1 | MUHAMMAD AIMAN BIN MUA’AD | 17133 | | PE |
2 | MOHAMAD FAISAL BIN ZAINUDDIN | 17398 | | PE |
3 | MUHAMMAD SYIMIR BIN AFANDI | 17275 | | PE |
4 | MUHAMMAD FAIZ BIN BAKRUARAZI | 17392 | | PE |
5 | MUHAMMAD SYAZWI BIN ZUBIR | 17191 | | PE |
DATE RECEIVED: __________________________
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Place and Price
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