Sunni Islam also known as Ahlu-s-Sunnati wa-l-Jamāʿah (people of the tradition of Muhammad and the consensus of the Ummah) is the largest branch of Islam.

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Is it permissible to take false oath on Quran to save self honour/ self respect?

I am aware that taking a false oath by Quran is considered a major grave sin and should be avoided at all costs. However, in dire circumstances, is it permissible for a person to take a false oath on ...
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Why do Sunni Muslims say that Ahmadis are not Muslims?

In comments on another question, System Down says "the rest of the Muslims believe that Mirza Ghulam Ahmad's claims are false, and that he is a false claimant to prophethood" and links to a table in ...
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Jumuah Salat/Namaz

Is praying two Fard Jumuah behind the imam enough? I usually pray 2 sunnah tahatayal masjid, 4 sunnah kablal jumuah, 2 fard with imam, and 4 sunnah badal Jumah. Is it permissible to omit 4 sunnah ...
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Am I divorced in sunni islamic laws

I have been separated from my husband for a year, we have 3 kids together, I left the house when I was pregnant with my last. We didn't speak or see each other for months then I decided to have a ...
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Ruling of raising hands in Du'a in salah after tashahud & darood-e-ibrahim before Taslim

Usually while making Du'a we raise hands. But right after Tashahud and Darood-e-Ibrahim in salah before we say "Assalamu Alaikum..." turning both sides because even that is Du'a, why don't we raise ...
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Im pregnant and my partner is a shia [closed]

I'm pregnant in 22 weeks. Yy partner is a Shia and I'm a Sunni. Is the baby haram. I didn't marry him and he went Pakistan. he is a student and his visa finished can he come back to England or not. ...
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What are the principle/fundamental differences between Sunni and Shia?

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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Making up for missed fasts

If you have missed fasts for some reason (i.e. you were not well in the month of ramadhan), I have heard some people say that they will wait for the shorter days of the year before making up for the ...
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Who can call another person an apostate?

Is anyone allowed to call another person an apostate? In case context matters, the person calling someone an apostate is a Pakistani Salafi.
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Heaven on Earth?

According to Christianity, the garden of Eden where Adam and Eve were created is/was on Earth. Does Islam also believe that Adam and Eve were created on Earth, or where they created in a paradise ...
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What form were Adam and Eve created in?

What does Islam say about Adam and Eve in terms of what state they were created in, i.e: Were they created in physical form in paradise Were they created in spiritual form in paradise Were they ...
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Which dua after wudhu is correct?

After performing wudhu, which dua are you supposed to recite? I have been researching this, and have found 2 slightly different variations. Which variation is correct according to the sunni > hanafi ...
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Accusing a person of rape?

And those who accuse chaste women and then do not produce four witnesses - lash them with eighty lashes and do not accept from them testimony ever after. And those are the defiantly ...
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Is it a sin to laugh in Islam?

I noticed some elders laughing yesterday after which they said astughfirullah, I mustn't laugh. Why did they say that? Does Islam not allow you to laugh? As they were laughing, they said, ...
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Sunni - Is it obligatory for a Muslim to adhere to one specific School of Thought (Madhhab)?

[This question has been asked and seeking answers from Sunni or Ahlus Sunnah perspective] Assalamu 'Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh. This is a very hot and one of the most heavily debated issue ...
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Blowing Quranic recitation in water

After reading a surah, is it sunnah to blow on the water for trying to get pregnant or healing purpose?
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Is a man allowed to deny his wife sexually?

Lets imagine that a man's wife had upset him a great deal day in day out over many years (to the extent that it is considered emotional abuse where he needs counselling to recover). To show his wife ...
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Inheritance division

I've been told that if someone dies, their assets MUST be divided correctly between the heirs asap based on Islamically outlined division percentages, otherwise the person(s) stopping the correct ...
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Dr Zakir Naik said “Memory is washed off”

In this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQ7HiY49P3w&feature=youtu.be&t=7m54s Dr Zakir Naik says that in the quran it says that: http://quran.com/33/72 We did indeed offer the ...
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From a 'Sunni' perspective, would it be permissible for a 'Sunni' to pray in a 'Shia' Masjid? [duplicate]

Of course, there are various forms of Shi'ism.. with varying practices amongst them. To simplify the question, would it be allowed for me to pray in a 'Twelver Shia' Masjid? Assuming that it does not ...
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Once in hell, under what known circumstances will a person be able to leave?

Of course, as Muslims we believe that Allah knows what we do not. However, I was wondering what known circusmstances there are under which a person in hell will be able to leave, taking into account ...
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What is the precise meaning of “not of those who have evoked anger or of those who are astray”? (1:7) (Sunni view)

According to the last verse of Surah al-Fatiha, it says: The path of those upon whom You have bestowed favor, not of those who have evoked [Your] anger or of those who are astray. (7) ...
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What is “the straight path” (صراط المستقیم)? (Sunni view)

In accordance with the sixth verse of the first Surah of the holy Quran(Surah al-Hamd), it says: Guide us to the straight path - (6) اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ ﴿٦﴾ I would like to ...
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Dua after salaah

Is there a correct way to do dua after salaah? I have been told that if you do not mention the prophet of islam in your dua's, your dua does not get accepted apparently. Not sure if this is true or ...
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Is it Haram ( or Makruh) to use the offices's phones to talk with the families (if the bosses don't allow them to use it)? (Sunni view) [closed]

I have heard that it is not permissible to use the phone of the offices to talk with the families or relatives, since it is not a personal device. (in the case that the bosses of the offices do not ...
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According to Sunni, Is kissing the children enumerated as the recommended deeds?

As far as I know, psychologists emphasize on kissing the children and likewise believe that is has a very positive effect on kids. I wonder what the viewpoint of Sunni is regarding this issue? Is ...
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Can a woman marry before divorce?

A woman got married to another man a few days before khula with her first husband, although the khula process was going on for more than six months and the woman and first husband had been separate ...
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According to Sunni, what is the gauge that shows it is mandatory for a Muslim to go to Haj (Wajib-al-Haj)?

I have heard that going to Haj is not Wajib(mandatory) for those people who cannot afford to pay the expense of this trip. But my question is that how we can recognize if it is Wajib for us to go to ...
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Promises: smoking and boyfriend [closed]

I made a promise that i wouldn't smoke in around about January, but my friends smoke and i feel pressured. they don't pressurize me i just myself feel pressurized to do it coz sometimes i really need ...
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Are Sunni Muslims allowed to practice Nikah mut'ah?

In an earlier question I asked whether a married man who sleeps with an unmarried woman is considered Zina and in some jurisdictions was punishable by stoning (Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Iran, Yemen and ...
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Can men watch sport competitions of women via TV? (Sunni View)

I was wondering if it is permissible for men to watch the sport competitions which their players are women. Note: I’m looking for the viewpoint of Sunni about it.
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Is it possible for a woman to be Imam al-jama’a for women? (Sunni view)

I’d like to know if it is possible for a woman to be Imam al-Jama’a? ( for wajib prayer(Salat)) Note: I am looking for the viewpoint of Sunni brothers.
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Does getting killed by a woman affect eligibility for 72 houris?

From Isil fanatics 'fear being killed by a woman will deprive them of virgins in paradise' The increasing number of female soldiers taking to the front line against extremists of the Islamic ...
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Question about rape

I've found the following fatwa which shows rulings for the punishment of rape: http://islamqa.info/en/158282 I have a question about the following section: A woman’s claim to have been forced ...
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The difference between the 4 fiqh schools

What is the origin of the 4 main fiqh schools? (Sunni) Why is the Maliki school the main school in North Africa?
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Can we ask another person who is more faithful than us to ask our demands from Allah ? is this Tavassol or not?(Sunni view )

There is a Hadith in Sunni sources which reads: Narrated Anas: Whenever there was drought, Umar bin Al-Khattab used to ask Allah for rain through Al-Abbas bin Abdul Muttalib, saying, "O ...
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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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Umar (RA) recoursed (Tawassol) to the uncle of the Prophet(s) (sunni view)

عَنْ عُمَرَ بْنِ الْخَطَّابِ : أنّه کَانَ إِذَا قَحَطُوا اسْتَسْقَى بِالْعَبَّاسِ بْنِ عَبْدِالْمُطَّلِبِ ، فَقَالَ: اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّا کُنَّا نَتَوَسَّلُ إِلَیْکَ بِنَبِیِّنَا فَتَسْقِینَ،ا ...
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is giving EDIEE to the younger ones a sunnah?

in our country, on eid day there is a custom of giving some money as gift (to people younger than us) and it is called EIDEE. i want to know how and from whom this custom is started.? this custom ...
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Is pledge of Allegiance to a caliph\Imam mandatory?

Assuming a caliph has been appointed for Muslims (like this one), is it obligatory for a Muslim to pledge allegiance to a caliph if he is uncertain? from what I read in hadiths: Ali did not pledge ...
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Did Umar Say That if There Was Not Ali , Then He undoubtedly killed? [closed]

Some Shiites believes that Umar (Arabic: عمر بن الخطاب, translit.: `Umar ibn Al-Khattāb) the second caliphate declared a famous sayings which designated on outranking and overriding of Ali. I want to ...
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How should I perform Tasleem when joining late

How should I perform the tasleem on the fourth rakat when I join late in jamaat. Lets say on the third rakat? Do I complete it as everyone does and then do the remaining missed rakat? Do the missed ...
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I stopped eating sehri 3:40 (twilight time), then I found out twilight time is 3:28. Is my fast still valid?

After having read here and according to the Holy Quran: until the white thread (light) of dawn appears to you distinct from the black thread (darkness of night) [al-Baqarah 2:187] I was under ...
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According to the Sunni view, did hazrat Umar RA initiate bayt to Abu Bakr RA without consulting the other companions?

This article explains the historical bayts given by the four caliphs of Islam and the circumstances surrounding them, one of interesting comments quotes: As for ʿUmar ibn al-Khattab's statement ...
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Is fast valid without niyyat?

In month of ramadhan, most people have their fasting without niyyath and some of the them are not even having their sehari. Is this fast acceptable to Allah (c.c)?
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What made the prophet (PBUH) not assign a successor? (Sunni brother's View) [closed]

I was searching the site to find the answer and I came across this answer which is about the original successor of Mohammad (PBUH). The answerer concludes that "Muhammad did not nominate a political ...
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Is trading Bitcoins/Altcoins Halal or Haram? (sunni view)

I would like to know if trading with Bitcoin and altcoin to make profit is halal ? I've searched for the subjet but I only found different opinions for currency trading. I think that crypto-currency ...
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Me and my wife only need Legal divorce papers but by mouth don't want to say neither she want

Me and my wife only need Legal divorce papers but by mouth don't want to say neither she wants. our purpose is to require only divorce certificate for settling in some other country and we want to ...
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Who has the authority to assign successor (caliph)? God? prophet?people?(Sunni view)

The society of Muslims needs to be guided by caliph after prophet Mohammad (PBUH). Hence, after the death of holy prophet (PBUH), a caliph was assigned to guide and rule the Muslims. According to my ...
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Why did Umar (RA) forbid Mutah (temporary marriage) after the death of the prophet?

I heard that Umar(RA) forbid Mutah marriage after the death of the Prophet(PBUH) and Abu Baker. What were his reasons for doing so ? Looking for answers from Sunni authentic sources.