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Meaning of the hadeeth, 'Whosoever introduces a good practice in Islam...'

Q. What is the ruling on those who cite as evidence of the Hadith where the Prophet (may peace be upon him) said, "Whosoever introduces a good practice in Islam, there is for him its reward and the reward of those who act upon it (until the Day of the Resurrection)"?

A. What is meant by a good practice is not the invention of a new religion, but it refers to the revival of the abandoned practices of the Prophet (peace be upon him) so that other people can imitate him. The same applies to evil practices. This Hadith is general as it handles the question of reviving the traditions of the Prophet (peace be upon him) both during the era of the Prophet (peace be upon him) or after it until the Day of Resurrection.

May Allah grant us success! May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and Companions!

Permanent Committee Fatwas > Volume 1: (`Aqidah) > Tawhid-ul-Uluhiyyah > Taking Hadith "Anyone who introduces something to Islam..." when referring to Bid`ah > 2nd question of Fatwa no. 18391

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