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Hadith on Innovation: Whoever innovates in the religion will have his deeds rejected

August 15, 2012

Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever innovates something into this matter of ours which does not belong to it will have it rejected.

In another narration, the Prophet said, “Whoever performs a deed that is not in accordance with our matter will have it rejected.”

Source: Sahih Bukhari 2550, Sahih Muslim 1718

Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim

عَنْ عَائِشَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهَا قَالَتْ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَنْ أَحْدَثَ فِي أَمْرِنَا هَذَا مَا لَيْسَ فِيهِ فَهُوَ رَدٌّ

وفي رواية أخرى قال مَنْ عَمِلَ عَمَلًا لَيْسَ عَلَيْهِ أَمْرُنَا فَهُوَ رَدٌّ

2550 صحيح البخاري كتاب الصلح باب إذا اصطلحوا على صلح جور فالصلح مردود

1718 صحيح مسلم كتاب الأقضية باب نقض الأحكام الباطلة ورد محدثات الأمور