The Bida’iyyah Justified Killing Infants in the Name of Islam

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

The Bida’iyyah are an extinct Khwarij sect.  Their doctrine was generally the same as the Azraqiyyah with one exception.  Peculiar to them alone, is the assertion that swalah is only two raka’atan for maghrib.  This was based on their interpretation of this ayat:

  
And establish regular prayers at the two ends of the day and at the approaches of the night: for those things that are good remove those that are evil: be that the word of remembrance to those who remember (their Lord): (Surah Hud:114)

Like the Azraqiyyah, they believed it is permissibility to take women captives from among the kuffar, and of killing their infant children inadvertently.  We must remember here that “kuffar” here also includes Muslims.  This was based on their interpretation of the ayat:


And Noah said, “O my Lord!  Leave not of the disbelievers, a single one on earth!” (Surah Nuh:26)


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