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The question is pertaining to the fact that many acts of worship like making a dua after farz salah, salatul tasbeeh and many more are been quoted as bidah.. I don't understand as to how can making dua be a bidah. And salatul tasbeeh is such a wonderful prayer every step of which is full of beautiful words how can offering it be a sinful act.?

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Our religion was perfected by Allah سبحانه و تعالى. So we do not introduce newly invented practices into the religion (ahadith make it clear that every innovation leads to Hellfire). If something was good and praiseworthy, then our Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم would be the first to do it, and the Sahabah رضي الله عنهم would be keen on doing it, following his example. Yet some people (thinking it draws them near to Allah سبحانه و تعالى) do things which the early generations never did, even though nothing prevented them from doing it. This is obviously wrong.

If you want to be successful, then follow the Sunnah of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم. Cling to it and do as he did. His guidance was superior and no other person's guidance is.

Also - (1) Making du'a after fardh is fine. It is the raising of hands which is bid'ah, or praying together in unison with the imam, etc. these are newly invented ways of worship which were not prescribed that are innovations. (2) Scholarly opinion differs concerning 'salatul tasbeeh' .. some say it is good (majority of scholars), others say it is forbidden. This difference is due to differing views on the authenticity of the hadith which mentions it.

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