There is probably no word more abused in our contemporary religious discourse than bid’a/innovation. Is there room in Islam for innovation, iteration, nuance, etc. in our expression of faith? Is there room for cultural interpretations of faith practices? I try to answer these questions and more in this episode.
“whoever invents something in this religion that is not from it, it is rejected.” (Bukhari & Muslim)
“every innovation is a bid’a and ever bid’s is in the hellfire.” (Muslim)