Taking the Hadith 'Whosoever introduces a good practice in Islam...' when referring to Bid`ah
Q 2: Most people in our communities introduce new practices in the religion. If we prevent them from doing so by showing them the religious texts explaining such points, they cite as evidence the Prophetic Hadith in which the Prophet (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).
What is the ruling on this point?
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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.