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 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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What is the ruling of touching the logo (slogan) of Allah? (Like Allah as the slogan of Iran Flag) (Sunni view)

As you can see, there are some logos (slogans) of the word Allah on many things such as flags. For instance there is a slogan of it on the flag of Islamic republic of Iran. I wonder if it is Halal if ...
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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)

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.
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How to distribute a person's property who doesn't have any children?

How is the property of a deceased person who left a wife but no children distributed? He has 2 brothers, 1 older (no children and a widow) who died 10 years ago and another younger brother (who has ...
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Is raf` yadain mandatory in salah?

Is it obligatory in prayer to do raf` yadain (raising the hands) or not? I am looking in particular for a Sunni perspective.
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What is the source for ijaab (offering) and qabul (acceptance) in marriage?

[Kindly note that I'm only looking for the sunni view] During a nikah, I know with evidences that the khutbah (sermon) is done with certain verses from the Qur'aan and hadeeth. But I often find that ...
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According to sunni, Is there any evidence to mention regarding the martyrdom of Lady Fatimah(S.A) and the violation of the respect of her home?

Is there any evidence to mention regarding the martyrdom of Lady Fatimah (a.s.)? (I want to see the evidence(s) in Sunni sources).
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Sunni viewpoint about “vasi” or “hojjat” in each era?

According to Shiism, in every era there must be one person to guide people and to help them obtain spiritual growth and fulfill their responsibilities towards their society. This person is not a ...
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Is it okay for a Muslim girl not to have children?

i was wondering if it was okay for a muslim girl not to have children if she didn't want any? I'm a Muslim young lady and I like children I just don't know if I actually want any children because I'm ...
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Is the Islamic marriage contract (Katb el-Kitab) considered a Prenup type contract in the Islamic world?

Can or Is the marriage contract in Islam considered a prenuptial agreement? For example, if in the contract it does not include any details on what will happen in a divorce situation other than the ...
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salat in jamat and how to complete in tahaya

when we join late in jamat and w sit with imam till he ends prayer, and we have to get up for completion of salat ,during tahaya o we read Darood and dua aftr darood also or w keep silent after tashad ...
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Who is Part of Ahlul Bayt? (For Sunnis)

"Ahl" is a accusative masculine noun. In Arabic, it covers several meanings. It begins with Husband and wife. And if they have children, they become part of the "Ahl." "Bayt" is genitive masculine ...
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Why is location of Fatima the daughter of Prophet Mohammad not known?

Why is the tomb of Sayda Fatima Zahraa(as) hidden? I know she asked Imam Ali(as) to not show her tomb for some guys who have tyrannize and abuse Her and Her family. What is the goal of not ...
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Is it permissible to ask for peace & blessings on a messenger other than the Prophet MuHammad (Allaah Bless Him & Give Him Peace)?

Sallallaahu 'Alayhi wa Sallam is basically meaning (Allaah Bless Him & Give Him Peace). So can I say "Moosa (Sallallaahu 'Alayhi wa Sallam)" or for any other Messenger or Prophet other than our ...
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Married two sisters before accepting Islam. What should be done?

I had met and married a woman, after 8 years I felt I have something for her sister. Then we agreed with my wife and her that we should marry. And we did it. Then later we discovered it's a haram to ...