Alhamdulillahi was-Salaatu was-Salaamu 'ala Rasoolillah
AsSalaamu 'Alaikum waRahmatullahi waBarakatuh.
How many of these do you know of? I got this forwarded, subhan Allah very informative. Any goodness here is from Allah, and any mistake is from my own.
Grand List of Bid'aat commonly found in Asian Subcontinent. May Allah protect us from all types of innovations.
1. Celebrating Shabe-ba?rat (15th of shaban)
2. Celebrating the night of ascension (mi?raj) (27th of Rajab)
3. Celebrating Mawlid (Birthday of the Prophet)
4. Mourning on the 3rd, 10th, 40th and on the yearly death anniversary of the deceased
5. Doing tasbeeh (Subhan Allah), tahleel (la ilaha ill lal la) and tahmeed (Alhamduliah) on stone, pebbles or the likes and doing so in a group.
6. Hiring people for reciting quran inorder to benefit the dead and blowing over the food after recitation, and sharing that food with people on the death anniversary of a person.
7. Praying four rakat before the fard of jummah prayers.
8. Making group dua at the end of each salah. (We cannot find any reference where after each salah the Prophet would make a dua and the sahaba will repeat ameen after him. Post salah zikr and Individual duas are found in the authentic narrations)
9. Making group chanting of kalmiatu ikhlas at the end of each salah. (sunnah is to say Allahu Akbar, Astagfurllah x 3, and other masnoon duas, including kalima on personal basis)
10. Doing a total of three khutbahs for Jumma. One in urdu and two in Arabic.
11. Celebrating Urs (yearly festival) of saints.
12. Sacrificing animals in the name of saints.
13. Praying or supplicating to the dead, the saints, or anyone else besides Allah. (This includes slogans like Ya Ali, Ya Hussain and the likes)
14. Making up for missed salahs that were missed during the state of being a child or a non-muslim.
15. Saying out loud the intention for prayer.
16. Making monuments on graves. Making solid graves (through brick and stones)
17. Mourning the first ten days of Muharam by not having marriage ceremonies or by mourning the martyrs of Karbala.
18. Doing a khutbah before eid prayers.
19. Believing that Allah is everywhere. (Numerous verses from the Quran and narrations from hadith clearly mention that Allah is above His throne. e-g, Surah Taha, Verse 5)
20. Shaking hands with the one on the left and right after finishing every salah.
21. Kissing thumbs upon hearing the name of the Prophet (PBUH).
22. Visiting shrines of the saints.
23. Sending salam on the Prophet (PBUH) out loud and as a group after every salah, especially after salatul jummah .
24. Wiping the hands on the back of the neck while doing ablution (wudu). (This practice cannot be found in the authentic ahadith)
25. Praying nawafil on eid day before eid prayers.
26. Believing that there are Prophets or messengers after Muhammad (PBUH).
27. Believing that saints, prophets, or other people share characteristics of Allah or have special independent powers from Allah. Such as believing that saints can give life, or that they hold keys to the material treasures of heaven and earth. This includes believing that the Prophet (PBUH) had complete and absolute Knowledge of the unseen.
28. Belief that the Prophet was created from the Noor (light) of Allah.
29. Believing that the whole world and everything in it was created for Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). (Refer to Quran51:56?)
30. Believing that those who achieve the high level of righteousness through piety (like saints) no longer need to follow the guidelines of the sharia.
31. Reciting Naats (Nasheeds/Priases) of the Prophet (PBUH) by using musical instruments or techniques which resemble songs and music. This includes the field of Qawali as found abundantly in Indo-Pakistan region.
32. Sending blessings on the Prophet (PBUH) out loud before making each azan.
33. Asking some one else to do istikahra for oneself. Paying some one to do Istikhara.
34. Washing the limbs more than three times during wudu (ablution).
35. Believing that only a black sheep can be given as sadaqa (charity).
36. Believing that black color is associated with mourning, bad news, and sadness.
37. Believing that the Prophet (PBUH) is everywhere and/or that he attends certain gatherings of remembrance?
38. Believing that talking during making wudu (ablution) or smiling/laughing while with wudu invalidates the ablution.
39. Believing in the altered concept of tawassul. For example, making dua to Allah that he grants you something by the name of His Prophet (PBUH).
Jazakum Allahu khair.