as salamu’ alaykum

How do we reply to a Salafi, who while making fun of the division of bid’a into good and bad , says :”if there is ‘good bid’a’ then why don’t you Sunnis give adhan before Eid prayer, as it will be convenient for the Muslim population to gather in time after listening to the call for Eid prayer’? What stops you from this”.

Jazak Allah Khayran.


wa `alaykum salam,

The adhan he suggests already exists in the form of the Takbir of `Eid. Furthermore, `Eid is only twice a year and therefore exceptional. It is unlikely that one misses it inadvertently as they would for the one of the daily five prayers. For further discussion see my Sunna Notes II in which I documented over 160 proofs from the Salaf al-Salih illustrating the belief in and practice of good bid`a in Islam.

Hajj Gibril Haddad

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