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44) Hanafi Fiqh Principles
Innovations for Deen or innovations in Deen?
The reality of bid`ah is that it is such an act which is done thinking it to be part of the Deen. If it is done thinking it to be a treatment (for some spiritual ailment), then how can it be called a bid`ah? Hence, the one is an innovation for the (benefit of) Deen and the other is an innovation in (to the detriment of) the Deen. The innovation for the Deen would be classified a Sunnat and the innovation in the Deen a bid`ah. [Al-Faadhaat, page 308, vol. 2]
A person levelled an objection saying that the (concept of) times and timetable which we have scheduled and prepared were not practiced during the khairul quroon, hence this will be classified as a bid`ah.
If bid`ah is to be classified as these people understand it that whatever did not exist during the khairul quroon is a bid`ah, then during the khairul quroon he was also not yet in existence, hence he should be classified a bid`ah. These poor souls do not understand the definition of bid`ah.
These time schedules and tables are not part of any belief or ibaadat, hence their being or not being in the khairul quroon does not include it into the category of bid`ah. [Ibid. page 125, vol.2]
The necessity for any act to have been present during the khairul quroon will be when the act is one of Ibaadat. If the act is merely one of administration or regulation, then it will not be a bid`ah (even if it was not existent during the khairul quroon). One such Hadith has been added in Hayatul Muslimeen which was taken from Shamaa`il Tirmidhi, wherein regulation in the daily life of Nabi (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) has been reported. This Hadith appears in the eighth part. [Ibid. page 134, vol. 2]
[The Principles And Codes Of Law In Hanafi Fiqh, Moulana Ashraf Ali Tahaanwi رحمه الله]
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