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The Shafi'i (Arabic: شافعي‎ Šāfiʿī ) madhhab is one of the schools of fiqh, or religious law, within the Sunni branch of Islam. Named after Imām ash-Shafi'i, it is followed by Muslims worldwide in Southeast Asia, Horn of Africa, Yemen, and parts of the Egypt and Indian subcontinent.

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What are the mandatory steps/parts of ghusal according to shafi fiqh? Putting water in nostrils mandatory?

What are mandatory steps/parts of mandatory ghusal according to shafi fiqh? Especially i am confused regarding washing nose or putting water in nostrils(that is considered mandatory in hanafi fiqh) ...
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Ijtehad by a layman to choose a madhab?

When I was 10/11 I used to pray in both hanafee mosque and shafaee mosque as both were around 200 meters from house in opposite directions. Since as a layman I dont know which madhab to choose. Are ...
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Where does this quote from Al-Shafi'i originate from?

Where does this quote from Al-Shafi'i originate from? And could I please get a source for the Arabic? Al-Shafii (d. 820) said: “He may marry off his female slave without her permission whether she is ...
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Is it true that the Shafi'i Madhab permit men to marry their daughters who are concieved from zina? If so, why?

Can someone verify if this is true: Ibn Al-Arabi said, “Lineage is an expression referring to the mixture of fluids between a male and a female from a religious legal point of view. However, if this ...
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Why does the Shafi'i Madhab permit killing all non Muslim adult males during Jihad?

Why does the Shafi'i Madhab permit killing all non Muslim adult males during Jihad? Is it just because of their disbelief? Isn't that too cruel? Bidayat al-Mujtahid Ibn Rushd writes: They disagreed ...
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Can you do Taymmum with stones or other earthly materials?

Can you do Taymmum with stones or other earthly materials in Shafi’i fiqh? If not, what does one do if both soil and water are not available?
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Can I proudly say "the way of my beloved prophet Muhammad SAW will not lead me to hell fire"

Assalamualaikum waramatullahi wabarakatuhu I have come across may people that sometimes when am trying to do some daawah for them, they used to ask that do you think this is the way, and sometimes I ...
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What's the position of the four major Sunni schools regarding female witnesses

What's the position of the four schools regarding Muslim women testifying in cases other than those being traditionally the domain of women (suckling, menstruation, idda, etc)? I want to know if they ...
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Could someone elaborate the Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi’i, and Hanbali position on dogs as pets?

So I understand culturally, dogs are not exactly popular in certain areas of the Muslim world and there are certain narrations that appear to be against dogs as pets, but are there not narrations ...
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What did Imam Nawawi mean by "demanding her in marriage" in relation to a marriage proposal?

This question is in relation to Uma's answer to When proposing / before agreeing to marry a woman, how much can a man look at her (body)?. Specifically this snippet: From Imam Nawawi's Minhaj Al ...
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Is a marriage with witnesses who weren't present valid in the Shafi'i madhhab, and what to do if it's not?

I was a divorced lady before I got married the second time. An imam was my wali for my second marriage and my nikah was done in me and my husband's presence. Though the imam brought two witnesses, ...
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Is the age of marriage for shafi fiqh 15 years?

According to Tafsir Al-Jalalayn of verse 4.6: Try test well the orphans before reaching maturity with regard the duties of religion and before they can legally manage their own affairs until ...
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Does the book "Reliance of the Traveller" play a significant role in Islam?

I sometimes see the book Reliance of the Traveller, or Umdat as-Salik, mentioned online (Wikipedia; Amazon). Judging from Google, it has found a role as a go-to manual for those who wish to criticise ...
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What is the "established madhhab" for each of the 4 sunni schools of fiqh?

Basically the question Should I correct an imam who forces his opinions on his community? is the reason for me to ask the above question. As I know (or learnt) that even if abu Hanifa holds the ...
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If I broke 38 fasts by masturbating, do I need to make up for 60 times this number of days?

I am a 24 year old unmarried male. I do not come from an Islamic Background. 90% of my knowledge comes from online classes and books. Like many young men, I am seriously addicted to masturbation. I ...
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What is a reliable reference for "covering of the head during salah or otherwise is mubah" by men?

Most of the males in my place wear head covering with a cap or turban. Also some of the masjid have baskets full of caps for those who come to prayer without it. They don't say you have to wear them ...
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How should a muslim urinate according to Islam?

Whether I sit or stand, it seems like urine gets on me anyway. And it seems as if I need to urinate naked and bathe after every urination, but I'm pretty sure that's not how Muslims are supposed to do ...
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Is it okay to backbite someone by talking to yourself?

Is it okay to backbite someone with one's self? For example, if I become very angry with someone, then I go to my room and talk to myself things like "Why is he so stupid?". Backbiting normally ...
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What to do if break wudu during Jumuah?

What should I do if I break wudhu (e.g. by farting) during Jumuah? I have a farting problem, I can hold it for some time but if the Quran recitation is long then there's a huge chance that someday I'...
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Why be grateful for good deeds?

From my understanding, Muslims (are supposed to) blame themselves for evil deeds and be thankful for good deeds, and humans have free will to do good or bad deeds. If we have free will to do good ...
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Combine Zuhr and Asr when late for Zuhr?

If I'm late for Zuhr prayer, can I combine it with Asr or must I pray the Zuhr separately from the Asr?
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Washing dog saliva after becoming Muslim

Before I became Muslim, I don't remember which parts of my body have been in contact with dog saliva, do I still have to do the washing with earth? Thanks
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Is it Islamic to execute people who insult prophets other than Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)?

I understand that insulting any prophet is kufr Additionally, scholars have agreed unanimously that whoever insults, disrespects or belittles any one of the prophets, may Allaah exalt their mention,...
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Under which Quranic injunction the hadith to kill apostates is classified?

The Wikipedia article on Shafi'i says: He also argued that sunnah contradicting the Qur'an were unacceptable, claiming that sunnah should only be used to explain the Quran. This implies that every ...
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What are the qualities Imam Ash-Shafiee Listed as qualifications necessary for someone to become a Mujtahid?

I recall sitting in a class where we talked about ijtihaad and mujtahideen, the ones who are qualified Islamically to be able to derive a ruling on a new issue (for example, organ donation). I recall ...
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