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The sunnah are the specific words, habits, practices, and silent approvals of The Prophet Muhammed (May peace and blessings be upon him)

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Is there any reason to not follow only the Quran and reject the sunnah?

The Quran starts with verse This is the Book about which there is no doubt, a guidance for those conscious of Allah In this verse God says that Quran is a guidance, so this means if follow Quran i ...
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What does Qur'an or Hadith says regarding the correct methods of disposing the Qur'an?

To dispose of the Qur'an, some claim it should be: Burned, or Wrapped in a clean piece of cloth and buried, or Disposed of in a flowing river. Please give a reference to the Qur'an or Hadith ...
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What is the origin of the concept of four ways to follow Islam?

Many times I hear people say (there are four ways to follow Islam) and many similar things, and that the four madhahib (Al Malikiyah, Al Hanafiyah, Al Shafi'iyah, and Al Hanabilah) are these four ways ...
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How to be a proper Imam in a congregation of fardhu correctly? (Leading of Prayers)

Assalamu Alaikum all I'm new here and I can't find any questions that is related to "How to be an Imam." Just would like to establish that my question is here for my own setting (and hopefully for ...
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What hair length am I allowed to keep as a girl?

I'm a girl. How long must I keep my hair? What is the minimum length required? My hair grows fast and my mother doesn't let me cut it, saying that women must keep their hair long. I don't mind the ...
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Where the nikah of the daughters of the Prophet held in masjids?

Was the nikah of the daughters of Rasool ullah sallalaho alaihi wa Salam held in masjid?
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What is the Khabar? How is it different than Sira, Akbar, Sunnah, & Hadith in general?

I know this must be a basic question so please forgive my ignorance, but I'm unfamiliar with the textual difference/similarities among the texts. I was able to discern that Khabar means "historical ...
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Is there any special or extra worship legislated for the night of mid-Sha'ban (Shab-e-Barat)?

Is there any special or extra worship legislated for the night of mid-Sha'ban (nisf Sha'ban)? By this I mean is there a reward for worship on this night that is somehow different from any other night? ...
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How does the Maliki school make Tasleem at the end of salat?

How do the Malaki school of fiqh (islamic jurisdiction) make the Tasleem at the end of salat? I have heard that if someone was praying with you at your side then you can just say the salams to that ...
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What are Sunnah Rawaatib?

Allah will build a house in Heaven for whoever is diligent in observing 12 Sunnah Rak'aat, called Sunnah Rawaatib. (A version of this is at Islam Q&A.) What are Sunnah Rawaatib?
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Is it more important to grow a beard, or to avoid resembling non-Muslims?

It is well-established in the sunnah that the prophet encouraged his followers to keep their beards long, but trim their mustaches. It is also well-established in the sunnah that the prophet ...
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Is there a sunnah prayer before salat aljumua (Friday prayer)?

After the first adhan for salat al-jumu'a, but before the imam comes, I see many people praying two rakat. Then after the congregational salah is finished, they prayer another two rakat. I know that ...
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Do ghosts exists according to Quran or Islam?

When I asked this question to a Masjid cleric, I never got a satisfactory answer. There is a lot of research going on this field. There are many Television shows that prove Ghost exists. But Science ...
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What is the correct format for replying to salam? [duplicate]

While saying salam to others, nobody will say Wassalamu alaikum or Assalamu Walaikum. But, while replying I can hear different format like Wa alaikum Wassalam Wa alaikum Assalam Alaikum ...
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How to know this dream is really Ro'ya?

How do I know that I had a Roya? I know if I saw the Prohphet (PBUH), then I really saw him: Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: He who saw me in a dream in ...
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Is sujood permissible outside salat when it is only for asking Dua?

Is it permissible to ask dua in state of sujood outside salat? i.e. just for sake of DUA, can we do sujood?
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Pray only fard rakaat

I have a doubt, can we pray only fard avoiding sunnah rakaat? After visiting several web pages I didn't find one solid answer to my question. I'm not saying that sunnah rakaats are useless but can we ...
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Offer all sunnah before farz

Can i pray all sunnah prayers before farz for all 5 prayers? Like if i pray all respective sunnah for respective prayer and then visit masjid for farz, is that acceptable? Please answer concisely
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Ruling of raising hands in Du'a 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 (Taslim) because even that is Du'a, why don't ...
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Can we praise other people?

Can we praise other people for their deeds like "Nice work done", or "Hats off, you did a great job today", or even like "You're a very good person" or "you're very intelligent"? Any rulings which ...
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Do i read the sunnah rakkats in the mosque

Asalamualykum, Hi i wanted to know, when i go to the mosque for a prayer eg maghrib. "Do i read the 2 rakkath sunnah in the mosque before the 3 rakkath farz or after the 3 rakath fard or do i just ...
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Salam to non-Muslims

Assalam-O-Alaikum! Friends I want to ask a question a part of which has already been asked before. Is my saying "salam" to non-Muslims sin? And the part which is asked before is How to return salam to ...
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What are the complete writings of Islam? Qur'an, Hadith, Ahadith, Sunnah, Tafsir, etc? How do they relate to each other? Chart? Map?

This question obviously divulges my lack of knowledge in Islamic texts, but I hope that you wouldn't mind instructing me with general basic info so I can began to learn more about Islam and grow in ...
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Is Textual Criticism important to Islamic studies?

My background isn't in Islam it is in Christianity. This question has to do with how the fields of study and interpretation differ in their handling of texts. While the terminology I know to ask with ...
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Shape and size of beard in Islam [closed]

I see the question discussed in this site which reveals the reason of growing beard and also the question discussed about importance of beard in islam. I need to clarify some doubts about cutting of ...
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What is the modern-day applicability of "teach your children... horse riding"?

I stumbled upon these teachings of the Prophet Muhammad: In a hadith narrated from Hazrat Ibn Umar (R.A) in which our beloved Prophet said "Teach your children swimming, archery and horse riding&...
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Can I find the text with chain of narrations for the books of Hadith online and in English? [closed]

I want the complete text for the books of Hadith: Sahih Bukhari Sahih Muslim Sunan Abu Dawood Jami al-Tirmidhi Sunan al-Sughra Sunan ibn Majah In English (and arabic). Does such a resource exist ...
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Are insects (e.g. locusts) halal to eat according to the Qur'an and Sunnah?

I was recently told that locusts are halal. Is there any proof from the Sunnah or the Qur'an that says insects are halal or is it just locusts?
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When should the marriage party(Walima) be given?

It is the sunnah of Prophet(PBUH) to give Walima(marriage party). When should a bride groom give the treat for his marriage? I need the quickest time. ie, From when can a bride groom give the ...
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Is it a sin to offer only fard salat?

Is it sinful to not offer sunah salat but offer only fard salat? e.g to offer 2 faraz in fajar slat? to offer 4 fard in zuhar salat? to offer 4 fard in asar salat? to offer 3 fard in maghrib salat? ...
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What is Sunnah?

I have a few questions about Sunnah: What is it? Is it an action or belief? Is it mentioned in the Quran? Also, I would like to know where I can read more on it.
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Is it part of the Sunnah to fast for 6 days in the month next to Ramadan?

I've heard that it is part of the Sunnah to fast for 6 days in the month of Shawwal (the month next to Ramadan). What is the source of this information and is it correct?
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Does Islam support putting flowers on a grave to reduce punishment?

On a recent visit to a Muslim graveyard, I see people put rose petals on the graves of their loved ones. On inquiry, I was informed that the Prophet (SAW) once put a leaf on the grave to reduce the ...
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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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Where is praying 2 and 2 sunnah prayers before Zuhr comes from?

I do know its been a sound Islamic practice to pray 2 and 2 sunnah prayers before Zuhr. I just wondering if I prayed ahead to catch with a group prayer without sunnah, will that be haram or its ...
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What should I do if I had a nightmare according to the Quran or Hadith?

If I had nightmares, what should I do? What can I do to avoid nightmares? Please provide answer from Quran or Hadith.
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Permissibility to kill all adult males

Is it permissible to kill all men from the kuffar when a city or a land have been conquered by muslims, there will be men who actually fought against the muslims and there will be some men who never ...
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Sunnah prayers; how many rak'āt?

As a recent convert to Islam, I have been a little confused by the issue of Sunnah prayers, I understand that these are extra rak'āt before and after the five daily prayers. The area that I am unsure ...
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How to control anger according to sunnah?

I pray regularly fives, give sadakas (voluntary charity) and do other ibadats (rituals). I have a very weak point that I sometimes fail to control my anger. Most of the time I have a very hot temper. ...
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Can I fast without suhoor (not during Ramadan)?

Can I fast without suhur(not during Ramadan)? The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said : <"Eat Suhur(pre dawn meal).Surely there is a blessing in Suhur.">
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Is this thing bid'ah or is it perfectly normal and good?

If you make it a habit that after every salat you repeat for 4 minutes estagfirullah after fajr; 4 minutes la ilahe ilallah after zuhr; 4 minutes el hamdulilah after asr; 4 minutes ja mukal-libel-...
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How often should we eat meat?

I was watching this short clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RY-c65As_c and in particular Sh Hamza Yusuf says Muslims are eating meat far too much. What is the evidence from the Book and Sunnah?
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How to perform Ghusal/Ghusl?

Assalammu allikum, I would like to know the procedure for performing Ghusal/Ghusl (bathing). Jazak Allah Khair
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Are there Islamic guidelines on how and when to protest?

Are there any guidelines provided by Islam on how and when to protest? And how to decide the magnitude of protests and who will decide it? Please cite references from the Holy Quran, Ahadeth, ...
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Which source says the Prophet left behind the Quran and Sunnah in his last sermon?

I have read that in his last sermon, Muhammad (PBUH) mentioned the Quran and Sunnah. I leave behind me two things, the Qur'an and my example, the Sunnah and if you follow these you will never ...
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How long are men allowed to have their hair?

I have heard that the Prophet (PBUH) had his hair from earlobe to shoulder but then some people say men are not allowed long hair it should only be up to their earlobe because women have shoulder ...
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Is breaking copyright laws allowed in Islam? [duplicate]

Are Muslims allowed to break copyright? I mean using a software, watching a movie, listening a music or reading an e-book - that are supposed to be paid - without purchasing them. Does it depend to ...
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What is the reason for praying 20 rakaats in taraweeh?

It is clear that our prophet(PBUH) prayed 8 rakaats for taraweeh. But, I saw most of the masjids having 20 rakaats for taraweeh. since, Umar(R.A) made the taraweeh to 20 rakaats. What is the reason ...
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What is the recommended age for marriage, Shia view?

Is late marriage good for boys and girls? What is Islam Commands? What is God (Islam) Solution? I ask for Shia view.
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Do I have to wear Hijab? [closed]

I'm a Muslim, and I practice the basics of Islam moderately and every day. I want to know what exactly was hijab created for, why I have to wear it and why it is compulsory. I grew up wearing it, but ...
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