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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 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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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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What is the sunnah in dressing for men?

I have seen a queston about dressing for women. I need to know : What does Islam say about men's clothing? Is it permitted to wear t-shirt,jeans in public? Is it permitted to tuck-in the shirts? ...
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Is wearing ring a sunnah for men?

Is wearing ring a Sunnah of the Prophet (PBUH) for men? If yes: What are the etiquettes in that(ie,which type of ring, in which hand, in which finger...)? If NO: Why many of the muslim ...
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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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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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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's the best time to sleep after Fajr?

I know it's better to avoid sleeping in the morning, but if I had to sleep(due to late night work), what would be the best time to sleep after Fajr? Is it after sunrise or after Ishraq? Basically, I ...
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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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Is the prophet's (pbuh) life before the Qur'an was revealed to him considered as sunnah?

I read couple of definitions of sunnah and they were all something like "whatever the Prophet (pbuh) said, did or approved to do." But none mentions these have to be after Islam have been revealed to ...
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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 Sunnah in drinking Zam-Zam water?

According to the Sunnah what's the etiquette of drinking Zam-Zam water? For example, do we have to sit, stand, etc.?
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How much Sales Profit is acceptable in Islam?

I've heard that selling something for more than its worth is a sin according to the Quran. I would like to know, by how much can you mark up your items? Is there a limit to the amount of profit you ...
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Is Azan allowed to be recited for any social purpose?

In my village, Azan is recited to help people wake up for Sahri in the time of Ramadan. Is such a practice allowed? Generally speaking, is it allowed to use Azan PUBLICLY for as a signal? Note that 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 does Islam say about marksmanship?

There are some hadith listing Mubah actions that involve khayr. These are; flirting with the spouse, horse racing and marksmanship. I would like to know if marksmanship encompasses javelin throwing or ...
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Du`a before Taslim (Sunni View)

When praying Salat, before the Tasleem greetings "Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah السلام عليكم ورحمة الله" and turning your face to the right and left, what is the fourth Tashahhud to be recited ...
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Wipe off after wudu

After making wudu, is it allowed to wipe the water off the face and other parts or must simply let the water to dry by itself? What is the sunnah over that?
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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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Can I use a miswaak while fasting?

Some brothers told me not to use miswaak after Zuhar up to Ifthar. But, some brothers told that it is permissible to use. Can I use a miswaak while fasting?
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Is it mandatory (Fard) for a man to go to masjid for all 5 prayers?

Asalam alaykum, I wonder if there is specific Hadith / Quran verses stated that Muslim men are mandatory to attend masjid for the five times prayer? What if you are not able to? What are the ...
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Are the harams made by rasulullah in the same category with harams made by Allah?

Are the harams and halals made by rasulullah in the same category with harams and halals made by Allah? Can a rasul give us orders in the name of Allah?
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Who is Part of Ahlul Bayt? (For Shi'as)

"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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How to positively and politely avoid eye contact with the opposite sex in non-Muslim societies?

I live in Jordan (Arabic and Muslim country) and I'm traveling to USA. There's one issue to me that people there expects eye contact during conversation, which is something I don't do - as part of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 is considered part of the beard?

What is considered part of the beard, and what hair on the face is not, and therefore permissible to shave or trim?
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Is it necessary to drink water while sitting down and why doesn't the same rule apply while drinking Zam Zam?

I've always been asked by my elders to sit down and then drink water. Why is it so and why doesn't the same rule apply while drinking Zam Zam.
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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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How to clean najas ( نجس ) Clothes according to Shariah?

How can one clean clothes, bedsheets etc after being made najas by Urine, Natural discharges etc. So that they can be used for Prayers again. What way / method Shariah teaches us for this purpose.
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Wearing animal hair or skin during salat?

I heard that if even a single hair of a Carnivore animal(even a cat) or one died in a Haram way be on your clothes; it will make your Salat not acceptable, any confirmation with references please?
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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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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 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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How is the Sunnah different to the Hadith?

I have been a Muslim since birth, but my real journey in Islam began not so long ago. So please forgive my question if it is naive. How is the Sunnah different to the Hadith? I know that when the ...
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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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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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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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Why is the prayer or dua "peace be upon him" used for someone not alive?

To pray for someone to have God's blessings and God's peace only makes literal sense for someone who is alive and in the mist of the trails and tribulations of this world. After all, to be at peace in ...
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What is the source of firasat amals?

According to the site http://www.ruqyashariyah.org, the following amal should be done to be given inspiration on certain matters/causes of problems, which should be recited before going to sleep:: (1)...
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How to calculate jewlery zakat while in debt?

My husband and me recently bought a house and staying there. But since we couldn't manage the full price of that house so we we took bank loan based on our salaries. 50% of the price of that house is ...
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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 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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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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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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Is it sunnah to put hands on chest/heart after shaking hands?

I have seen people putting their right hand on chest or heart (I don't know exactly) after shaking hands and saying salam. Is this sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) ?
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