In the Name of Allâh, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
The Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) said: "Every innovation is misguidance and going astray" Reported by Abu Daawood (no. 4607), at-Tirmidhee (no. 2676) and it is saheeh. Ibn Hajr authenticated it Takhreej Ahaadeeth Ibn ul-Haajib (1/137).
And he (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) also said: "… and every innovation is misguidance and all misguidance is in the Hellfire." Reported by an-Nasaa'ee (1/224) from Jaabir bin Abdullaah and it is saheeh as declared by Shaikh ul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah in Majmoo' ul-Fataawaa (3/58).

Ruling On Celebrating The Birthday Of The Prophet

The subject of celebrating the Prophets' (peace be upon him) is a hotly disputed one. In this book Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid gives the ruling on this widespread practice.

Ruling on celebrating the middle of Sha’baan

There are some hadiths that speak about the Middle of Sha`ban and its night. However, the scholars of hadith say that most of the hadiths concerning this night are not authentic. They are weak (da`if) according to the criteria of the narrators and scholars of hadith. In this book Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid takes us through these hadith giving rulings on their authenticity.

Deviation of the Ummah: Past and Present

Bilal Philips
Throughout time man has deviated. The people who were alive during the time of the prophets before the Prophet Muhammad (saw) deviated just as those who are alive now deviate. So, as a result deviation is nothing new. However, we may extract benefit from the mistakes of the past. This presentation is meant to inform us of the various types of deviation which have occurred, so their mistakes will not be repeated. This lecture is also a source of historical reference material.

Bid'ah, Innovation

By Murtaza Khan. Islam has been completed and the doors of seeking nearness to Allah have been established. The Messenger of Allah warned his companions against this on many occasions yet it is easy to fall into the path of innovation and desire. The speaker explains what innovation is, its Shari'ah meaning, its types and its position in Islam. He discuses occasions where people innovated in the past and common practises today. He also explains the statement of Umar, may Allah be pleased with him: ‘this is a good innovation' and talks about the state of those who innovate, on the Day of Judgement