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Gold for baby in Islam

Im married and have a baby. and since he is my first kid I wish to wear gold for him but my family is opposing to wear . Can we wear gold for boy baby in Islam?
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Refutation of the Shiite view of the Three preceeding Caliphs (R.A.)

Allah, may he be glorified and exalted, protected our hands from the Fitnah and we should protect our tongues from it but how do we who love Ali (may Allah be pleased with him) as much as we love ...
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What is the view of Sunni brethern about apointment of caliph?

I know in Quran, Allah has revealed that "And We made an appointment with Moses for thirty nights and perfected them by [the addition of] ten; so the term of his Lord was completed as forty ...
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Splitting witr into 2 and 1 rakah

In a mosque, where I go to namaz taraweeh, some people are doubtful about witr after taraweeh, that is whether we should split 3 rakah of witr into 2 and 1 rakah or should we do it like maghrib (3 ...
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How can the Hadith be reliable when Sunnis and Shia follow different points of reference?

To my knowledge, 'Sunni' and 'Shia' are not so much 'religious' sects as both agree and follow the Quran-- their differences stem from 1) historical legacy and 2) as a result of historical legacy, a ...
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What does the word “Shia” mean?

As-salaamu 'alaykum, wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. I am aware that the word "Sunnah" means "way of", or "teaching". Therefore, a Muslim who is a Sunni is one who, at least technically, follows the ...
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Credibility of sunni imam and muhadetheen

How come the sunni imam of fiqh were made imam and nobody else. And similarly who decided credibility of muhadetheen Please some learned scholar answer
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What is the evidence for those who say comibing of prayers without hardship is not permissible?

There is a very authentic hadith which says.. The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) observed the noon and afternoon prayers together, and the sunset and Isha' prayers together without ...
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What is the Shia view of Abdullah Ibn Umar?

The son of Umar Ibn Al Khattab. Do they accept his narrations?
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What alternative do Sunni Muslims have today to Shiite system of Ijtihad?

Shias have a system of Ijtihad when a person is qualified after a meticulous and exhaustive study to issue a Fatwa on certain jurisprudential issues. These persons are mostly alive and they can issue ...
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Can I Create, own & run a Dating website?

Asslamu-un-Alakum I was wondering if I can provide a matrimonial service (known as dating sites) to the users? If I wanna launch a site just for Muslim brother and sisters who are seeking a partner. ...
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What is the difference between “Mubtalat-of-Wudu” of Shia and Sunni?

Concerning "Mubtalat of Wudu (Wudhu) or actually the items which invalidate the wudu (ablution), there seems to be some differences between Shia and Sunni Wudu. I'm relatively familiar with Shia view, ...
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Why are sunnah prayers considered nawafil for Shiites?

Unless I'm mistaken about the meaning of nawafil in Shiite context, I'm a bit confused about why Sunnah prayers for Sunnis are nawafil for Shiites. From this site: Misconception #4: Shias do ...
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How did the split of Shiites and Sunnis go from political to theological? [duplicate]

Based on what I heard, and from what I read (none from Shiite sources), the Sunnis and Shiites split because they differed on views about who will rule the Muslims. How did it escalate from just ...
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Isn't it possible for Muslim Ummah to unite under one identity?

We can clearly see that until Muslims were just Muslims and not "Shia" and "Sunni" they ruled the world (well most of it). These major categories subdivided into countless sub-categories and today you ...
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Nikah between a Sunni girl and Shia boy [duplicate]

Assalam u alaikum brothers and sisters... I need your help regarding the sunni shia marriage. Can a sunni girl marry shia? Because no matter what we are, we are all Muslims, so please guide me whether ...
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Relation between the Ahl Bayt and Ahlu Sunnah in the early days

How was the relationship between the Ahl-Bayt, particuarly the Imams from Ahlul Bayt or the top authority with the Ahl-Sunnah and those popular among them. Was it hostile, normal or friendly? The ...
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What's the overlap between Sufi Muslims and Sunni and Shiite Muslims?

A Pew Poll has given the percentages of Sunnis, Shiites, and those who identify as "just a Muslim" throughout the world. Each of these is considered mutually exclusive by the pollster. Then it says: ...
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According to which law would a Shia-Sunni couple divorce if nikah is according to Sunni law?

Let's say a Shia boy married a Sunni girl according to Sunni law, then the Shia boy wants to divorce his Sunni wife. Under which law will he give talaq? That is, by which law the talaq will be ...
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In Shia or Sunni Islam, may Muslims pray for non-Muslims? [duplicate]

A friend of mine, a Shia Muslim, said he does not pray for non-Muslims even when they ask him to. Rather, this person prays only for Muslims as he believes that Allah (swt) will only accept those ...
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Why Matam by Shias when maximum mourning period is 4 months?

How do Shias justify their Mourning (Matam) over Battle Of Karbala? We know that maximum mourning period of someone's death is 4 months 10 days (that too for a widow) but they do it every year. ...
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What are the principle/fundamental differences between Sunni and Shia? [closed]

Although I do believe that the separation into sects of Islam is terrible and contradicts with the Qur'an (6:159, 30:32 and etc...) I'm interested in knowing why there is so much conflict between both ...
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Marriage between a Shia boy and a Sunni girl

Can a Shia boy marry a Sunni girl, according to the Sharia laws? There is a Sunni girl that I know who really likes a Shia boy, and he likes her too. She was asking me today if it is permissible or ...
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Is Sunni versus Shia the main division in Islam?

Is Sunni versus Shia the main division within Islam? I've heard this many times, but I don't trust everything I hear. Also, are there any groups in Islam which see itself as separate from both ...
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After the reappearance of Imam Mahdi, Will the world (life) be continued for a long period of time or not?

According to the perspective of Shiite, Imam Mahdi (a.j.) (another name: Imam Zaman) will reappear as the last Imam of Shiite to save the world from the oppression. I'd like to know what will ...
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According to Shi'ites, are 'Sunni' hadith collections reliable?

Particularly concerning the two most famous texts on hadith in Islam, al-Bukhari and Muslim. If not, why not? And what are the go-to hadith books in the Shi'ite followers of Islam?
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Is it Haram to use the office's phone to talk with my family? (Shia & Sunni view)

I have heard that it is not permissible for the clerks to talk by the phones of their office(s) in personal fields (such as speaking to their families and other personal jobs). Since it is not a ...
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What theological and historical factors distinguish Ibadi Islam from either Shia or Sunni schools?

I'm learning much about the division of Shia and Sunni Islam from this wonderful primer by the Council on Foreign Relations. I'm understanding the main divisions resulting from the succession question ...
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Is it possible for a woman to be Imam al-jama’a for women? (Sunni view)

I know that majority of Shia Marja’al-Taqlid considered it as a permissible issue for women to stand as the Imam-al-Jama’ah for women. (not for men) / www.islamquest.net But I’d like to know if it is ...
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What is the difference between Shia and Sunni Ayatul-Kursi?

Why do Sunnis only recite one verse and Shias recite three verses as Ayatul kursi?
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Is playing cards Haram?

I have heard that playing cards is Haram even if you play it without gambling. (According to Shia, actually in accordance with the Fatawa of many Maraja' such as Ayatollah Khamenei) playing cards is ...
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Are Muslim jins Sunni or Shia? (If there are Muslim jins)

In case of being the Muslim jins, are they divided in Sunni and Shia like Muslims? Note: I am looking for authentic ahadith.
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Sunni and Shia Views

I keep thinking about why Sunni and Shia and other muslim communities have different opinion about different issues which makes them very difficult for us to follow right path. Let's take example. ...
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Why do Shias do things differently?

What I understand the reason for separation was a dispute over the succession of the Caliphate (I could be wrong), how did this turn into Shias doing things (praying, adhan etc.) that differ from ...
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What is the difference between Mutah marriage and Misyar marriage?

I know we have two kinds of marriages in Shia jurisprudence and also two kinds in Sunni jurisprudence. the ruling of permanent Nikah is similar in five sects (Shia and Sunni). but I want to Know the ...
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Is caliphate a sunni concept,shia or both? [closed]

After reading Wiki on Prophet Mohammed's descendants i gleaned thus: through Fatimah (Shia fiqu?)they are known as sharifs hence caliphs and caliphate.Why are ISIS-Sunni claiming a caliphate? Do Sunni ...
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Why does the Shia and Sunni viewpoint differ on the concept of Khums? And what are those differences?

What's the difference between the viewpoint of Shia and Sunni about Khums? And why? Although the verse from which the rule of Khums is clear, the idea of Shia and Sunni about this rule is completely ...
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What is the difference between “Caliphate” and” Imamate”?

As far as I know, Sunni believe in Caliphate, and Shia believe in Imamate. My question is that: What is the difference between Imamate and Caliphate?
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Why is there a difference in prayer time between Shia and Sunni?

I live in a country in which it is possible to hear both Sunni and Shia (azan), I noticed that Sunni azan always precedes Shia azan by few minutes ( from 5 to 15 min). Why is there such a difference?
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Can a Sunni Muslim offer prayers in a Shiite mosque?

Many peoples says don't offer salat in a Shiite mosque if you are Sunni Muslim. Is it impermissible to pray in a Shiite mosque?
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Are first thirteen days of the month of Safar unlucky?

Some people consider first thirteen days of safar as inauspicious and called them as TERA-TEZI. It there any hadith in support of this or it is just a superstition.
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Representative of Imam Mahdi (wilayet al fakih)

The definition of welayat el fakih from wikipedia: ولاية الفقيه هي مصطلح سياسي ظهر حديثا في الفقه الشيعي. حيث يعتبرها فقهاء ولاية وحاكمية الفقيه الجامع للشرائط في عصر غيبة الإمام الحجة، حيث ينوب ...
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Is sufism primarily associated with Shia or Sunni Islam?

Are sufi schools equally divided amongst the two major branches of Islam - Shia & Sunni, or are they primarily associated with Shia Islam?
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Who is Abdullah Bin Saba' (عبد الله بن سبأ)? (Shia View)

As far as I know, Abdullah Bin Saba' (عبد الله بن سبأ) was a Jew who pretended to be Muslim, and claimed that Ali was God, but in some research I realized that the Shia do not view him as a hypocrite, ...
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Sunni view about Hazrat Ameer Mukhtar

According to shia view Hazrat Ameer Mukhtar piece be upon him got the government and honestly killed all the mean killers of Mola Hussain(A.S) and his companions(piece be upon them). What is the view ...
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Do Shia and Sunni have different Qurans?

I recently heard that Shia and Sunni have different Qurans. Is that true? If so, why do they have different Qurans (that is different physical copies)?
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What Islamic texts do the Sunni and Shia branches have in common?

Exactly as the title says. I figure that both branches would have the Qur'an in common, but I also recently learned that there are at least some Fiqhs that are Shia-only, and that implies at least ...
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Sunni view on the Twelver Shia Imams? (Hadeeth request)

During a visit to Medinah I interestingly saw the names of the twelve Shi'a Imams (i.e. of the Twelvers, the mainstream Shi'a) —peace be upon them— with their reputations, around two ...
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Are Martyrs dead?

Some brothers say: Asking alive people (parents, teachers, doctors or anybody else) to help us is not Shirk. However asking prophet Muhammad (PBUH), his Ahl-ul-Bayt or other great Martyrs for help is ...
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Is directly invoking anyone other than Allah swt justifiable, or is it shirk?

(as translated by Shakir) [72:18] And that the mosques are Allah's, therefore call not upon any one with Allah: [72:19] And that when the servant of Allah stood up calling upon Him, they wellnigh ...