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Comparison of Good and Bad Traditions

  • When we study the life and sunnah of Prophet Muhammad s.a.w., we will realize that the Prophet s.a.w. would –  at times – observe the traditions practiced by his community which do not contradict with the teachings of Islam.  Likewise, Rasulullah s.a.w. would also caution some of his companions from practicing certain cultural traditons that went against religion.

  • Our stand as Muslims when dealing with tradition and culture should not be as two opposing forces. One that either accepts all traditional practices without question or rejects all forms of tradition and culture without due consideration. We should however, act and judge wisely by being just in placing every matter in accordance to its perspective.  That is to accept traditions that do not contravene religion and to abstain from those which do