Salamualaikum Not sure if this is correct section seems so to me. In a discussion with someone who celebrates the prophet saw birthday the following was forwarded to me: "Abdullah ibn ^Umar said that in the prayer in the tashahhud one says: أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ وَأَشْهَدُ أَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُولُهُ He said, I heard the Prophet sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam telling us to say: أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَأَشْهَدُ أَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُولُهُ He then said: زِدْتُ فِيهَا وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ Which means: I added وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيْكَ لَهُ to that. Hence, he used to tell the people that I added that; I inserted something into the prayer which the Prophet sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam did not do. In other words, he was saying: I did not hear that from the Prophet sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam and no one told me that the Prophet sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam did that, but still he said, I added that. This is a saheeh narration and is narrated by Abu Dawud. What ^Abdullah ibn ^Umar did was permissible because his addition is something that complies with the prayer. It is praising Allah, it is an additional dhikr and it does not contradict the original thing which is said in the prayer. Hence, ^Abdullah ibn ^Umar used to say, “I am the one who added that”. No one amongst the companions or Salaf said, ^Abdullah ibn ^Umar innovated something bad in relation to the religion and therefore he is a mubtadi^" Does anyone know the context of this narration did the prophet saw approve this in his (saw ) lifetime??