Salam everyone" how are you all...... I was wondering the other day about what's the difference between a Bid'ah and our Yemeni traditional acts? for those who don't know what a bid'ah is, it's an innovation and .The Prophet sallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam said: "Every Bid'ah (innovation) is misguidance"(Ahmad, Tirmidhi and others). All new innovation are rejected by Allah because the Prophet sallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam said: “He who does something which is not according to what we (i.e., the Prophet sallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam and his companions) are upon then it is rejected” ." for example, celebrating the Mawlid or birthday of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). The Prophet himself (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) did not do this or command anyone to do it, either during his lifetime or after his death Therefore, the Bid’ah of Al-Mawlid is misguidance which is rejected and has no significance to the religion of Islam. Now in our Yemeni tradition there are some act's that people still do till today, for example, when a couple get married they tell them to step over a sheep before entering the house, or when somebody enters his new house they tell him to Slaughter a chicken and spread it's blood around the house!...and lot's more, I am sure there are a lot you can share with me..... . I once heard from a Quran teacher that saying"sadak allah Alatheem" when you finish reading Quran is a Bid'ah, because the prophet (peace be upon him) didn't say it, instead he use to say "hasbok"....... The question is , Do traditional acts have something to do with Bid'ah and are they considered Bid'ah(innovation)?