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In Islam, bid'ah is innovation in religious beliefs.[1] The word literally means innovation and is seen as a form of heresy.[2] The word is used for any new innovation against the Qur'an and Sunnah of Muhammad.[3] It is believed by many that anybody who starts a innovation in religion is cursed by Allah and his angels.[4][5]

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  1. A.C. Brown, Jonathan (2009). Hadith: Muhammad's Legacy in the Medieval and Modern World (Foundations of Islam). Oneworld Publications. p. 277. ISBN 978-1851686636.
  2. Wehr, Hans (1994). Arabic-English Dictionary. Spoken Language Services, Inc. p. 57.
  3. al-Masri, Jamaluddin ibn al-Manzur. Lisan al-'Arab. pp. 8:6.
  4. Sahih Muslim, 9:3601
  5. Sahih al-Bukhari, 8:80:8747