After shirk (polytheism), next in order of evil is bid’ah. Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) has perhaps not criticized any evil (besides shirk) so much as bid’ah. Bid’ah transforms the originality of the Deen and totally disfigures the original commands of the Sharjah, hence the emphasis in its rejection.

According to the Quraan the destruction of the Deen is brought about in two ways:

Kitmaanul Haqq (concealing the Truth) Talbeesul Haqq bil-baatil (to confuse Truth with falsehood).

Both these principles of baatil are employed by the Ahle bid’ah in their attempt to hold sway over ignorant people with their bid’ah practices traded as lbaadah. Since bid’ah is a lucrative source of income in worldly terms, it has become essential for the leaders of bid’ah – even those who have acquired Islamic knowledge and are aware of the original Sunnah practices – to employ the above mentioned principles so as to ensure that their income derived by means of exploiting the sentiments of the ignorant is not terminated.

The pure, simple and unadulterated practices and customs of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) do not offer any income in material terms, hence the Ahle bid’ah have decorated, coloured and mutilated these simple Sunnah rites beyond recognition. Besides the mutilation of existing Sunnah practices, the Ahle bid’ah have innovated many customs which play on the emotions and base nafs of ignorant people. Such bidah customs have been enshrined as Divine practices and are accorded a pedestal far superior to that of even the Fardh Salaat.

In the religion of bid’ah a whole year’s Fardh Salaat neglected could be obliterated and compensated for by participating in a single session of so-called Mouludun Nabi custom. In this religion of baatil it is considered an act of sawaab to pass the whole night listening to a drug-intoxicated qawwaal singing some shirk-songs with the accompaniment of haraam musical instruments. This nights listening of haraam is sufficient to secure the –devotee’s– release from the Fajr Salaat obligation in the morning. Such are the teachings of the religion of, bidah.

An intelligent person studying the faces of the leaders of bid’ah will not fail to discern the ‘mabghuziyaf , the villainy and murder on their faces, for these people of bid’ah have chosen to annihilate the Sunnah of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) in the interests of financial gain which is the pivot around which their bid’ah rotates. It is, therefore, a calamity of the gravest spiritual implications to be ensnared into the web of bid’ah. May Allah Ta’ala save all Believers from this calamity.