Information regarding Bidah and Sunnah

Question ID: 30600

I was reading your book on the differences in the Ummat.
I have some confusion regarding the examples you gave between Bida’at and sunnat.
1.You said that it is only permissible to say ‘assalatou assalam a’laika ya Rasoulallah’ at thr grave of Nabi-e-kareem(SAW) only.
My question is, ‘Daroud Akbar’ is full of ‘assalatou assalam a’laika’ to the prophet(SAW) various titles. Is Daroud Akbar a bida’at then?
2.I have a question about ‘attahiyat’ that we read in namaz.
In bukhari shareef, it is reported that
?As long as Nabi (sallAllaahu alaihi wasallam) was present in our midst, we used to say
Assalaamualaika Ayyuhan Nabi?, when reciting Attahiyaat. But after his demise we replaced
these words with Alan Nabi (sallAllaahu alaihi wasallam) [page 926, vol.2]

Mufti saab, can you please clarify the attahiyaat that we should read? The attahiyat that I have learnt has Assalaamualaika Ayyuhan Nabi.
3. After the death of a person, we read the quran shareef and send isaale sawaab for forty days on the deceased. Is it a bida’at?
4. Is it permissible for a woman to follow jama’at if she happens to be in a masjid at the time of farz namaz? I have heard that during Nabi-e-kareem(SAW) time, women were allowed to follow jamaat for jummah, but during the reign of h.Umar Farooq(RA), the women were not allowed to follow the jamaat of Men.
5. A muslim follows the sunnat of Nabi-e-kareem(SAW). But he plays with people’s sentiments. Is he a true muslim?
6. How can we show our love and affection for the Awliya Allah if Urs shareef is not advisable?
7. Is it Bida’at if a person recite ayatal qursi when preparing food to obtain barakat in the food?

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Asked on March 16, 2010 12:00 am
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1) One is standing near the grave, the other from afar.
2) You have been taught correctly.
3) Why only for 40 days? Why only on the 40th day? Read every day.
4) Permissible if the Imaam makes intention for the women.
5) He must desist. He must be admonished. He should repent. He is a Muslim but not a good one.
6) How did they become saints? By following Rasulullaah (S.A.W). Do the same.
7) Why Ayatul Qursi? Read any portion of Quraan if you want to although nothing is prescribed in Shariaat.
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Answered on March 16, 2010 12:00 am