Bid’ah practices

Q: Please help me with a dilemma that I have encountered since my recent second marriage to a most amazing man with two children whom I love and treat as my own. I have encouraged the youngest child to start reading his salaah albeit one a day only. The problem is that they are caught up in strange rituals that I do not understand nor that I wish to be part of.

1. The many meeladhs that they conduct with salami being recited at the home of relatives.

2. The mother of the 2 boys has requested that they get green strings during the time of Muharram to wear on their wrists?

Should I be quiet and pray that Allah (Ta’ala) guides them if this is wrong? I feel as if this is going to cause my husband and I to become distant because of our differences. Please tell me what I should do. Jazakallah khair.


A: If you showed your disapproval in some way then you have accomplished your duty.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)