may Allaah have mercy upon him,said: “ABid’ah is any form of worship that did not exist (at thetime of the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam andhis companions) then later it was innovated.”
may Allaah have mercy upon him,said: “ABid’ah is any form of worship which has no basis in theSharee’ah which would warrant its legislation.”
may Allaah have mercy upon him,said:“(A Bid’ah) is any matter which closely resembles theSharee’ah and is intended to be a way of worshippingAllaah."General rules to recognise Bid’ah:
Any act of worship is based on a fabricated Hadeeth is aBid'ah, like the prayer in the month of Rajab which iscalled the prayer of Raghaa’ib.
Any act of worship which the Prophet sallallaahu‘alayhi wa sallam did not perform, although there wereno preventing factors is a Bid’ah, like uttering the