Many Muslims have been practicing Islam from the knowledge given by their elders. However, if they study Islam, to their surprise, they will find out that what they have been practicing is opposite to the true Islam. Following are just few examples:
-They intentionally miss their prayer(salah), especially Fajr, and do it later in the day. The correct view is that there is no missed(Qada) prayer in Islam except if you forgot or overslept.
-They wait until the magrib adhan is over in order to break their fast and some break it with salt. The sunnah is to break the fast at the time of magrib and to break it, either with odd number of dates or water.
-They believe that shaytan(iblees) is an angel. The correct view is that shaytan is a jin.
-They believe that on the day of judgment people will be called by the name of their mothers. The correct view is people will be called by the name of their fathers.
-They believe that mother’s suuplication/Du’a is better than a father’s. The correct view is that a father’s du’a has better chance of acceptance.
-They believe that when Hajj is observed on a Friday it is callled Hajj-e-Akbar. The correct view is that the yearly Hajj no matter when it is observed is called Hajj-e Akbar and Umra is called Hajj-e- Asghar.
-They believe that they are not good enough to ask Allah, Almighty, directly so they use intercessors like pious people, saints or even our Prophet(pbuh). The correct view is that we should ask Allah directly, because Allah says in the Qur’an “And when My slaves ask you (O Muhammad SAW) concerning Me, then (answer them), I am indeed near (to them by My Knowledge). I respond to the invocations of the supplicant when he calls on Me (without any mediator or intercessor). So let them obey Me and believe in Me, so that they may be led aright. (2:186)
|-When slaughtering animals, they say Allahu Akbar or some other words. The correct view is to say ONLY Bismil’Allah, Allahu Akbar-They don’t allow weddings in the month of Safar and Muharram. The correct view is that a Muslim can marry in any month of the year.-They only allow marriages in their tribe, culture, class, or religious group such as Syeds etc. The correct view is that a Muslim is allowed to marry another Muslim without such restrictions.-They believe that Mehar is only paid in case of divorce . The correct view is that mehar is a gift to the bride and should be given after Nikah and if not paid, it’ll remain as a debt on the husband.The above are just few examples, but there are many more. I request you to please read, understand and practice the teachings of the Qur’an and the Sunnah of our Prophet(pbuh) before we meet AllahAllah Almighty knows best|