Questions tagged [sunnah]

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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What is the importance of Sunnah prayers?

I have always performed Fard prayers with the related Sunnah prayers but after I came to United States, I saw that many Muslims here (esp Arabic) perform Fard only leaving Sunnah prayer altogether. I ...
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Can a Shia boy marry an ahl e hadith girl in the light of shariah?

AOA! I am Ali and my question is "can a Shia boy marry an ahl e hadith (Wahhabi) girl"? I have been asking this question in the light of Quran and hadith. According to the Shia point of view it is ...
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Hadith forbidding the killing of Monks

I am looking for the Hadith reference with the following words "Do not kill monks in monasteries and do not kill those sitting in places of worship" ( Musnad Ahmad)
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What is the wisdom behind going to the Eid prayer from one path and returning from another?

Most of us know that is sunnah to go to the Eid prayer from one way and return from a different way. Narrated Jabir bin `Abdullah: On the Day of 'Id the Prophet (ﷺ) used to return (after ...
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Is trimming the hair below the bottom lip allowed?

I follow the Hadith where it is said to "Leave / grow the beard and trim moustache". I have hair growing right below my lower lip; some brothers have a big hairless gap there either they don't grow ...
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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 taking off shoes when entering your house Islamic?

This practice is no doubt hygienic especially so if you have a baby crawling on the floor and carpets but is there anything in Qur'an or Sunnah? We take our shoes off for the mosque so is this ...
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Is this miswak (tooth stick) method from authentic sunnah?

I was watching this clip from the founder of Dawateislami. There are some things which are new to me about the use of miswak (tooth stick): Miswak shouldn't be longer than a hand-span as it will ...
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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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Niyat for Sunnah Umrah Namaz

Assalaamualaikum Please Share the Niyat for 2 Rakat Sunnah Umrah Namaz (prayer) in Arabic with transliteration and translation.
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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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If the food at the host's house is bad, what is the sunnah regarding this case?

I have seen lot of people when they are as guests and are served food at the house of host, and if that food tastes bad, some of the men talk rude/bad things behind, about the food. What is the Sunnah ...
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Do the caliphs have the right to alter an Islamic ruling established by the Holy Prophet (PBUH)?

Do Prophet's successors have the right to alter or abolish parts of Prophet's Sunnah or Sharia Law? The second caliph Umar bin al-Khattab (رضی الله عنه), for example, is known for having forbidden ...
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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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Is there a ruling that says a man has to wear a head cover, in general or during prayer? [duplicate]

I understand that there is no mention in the Quran or the Hadith of a head covering for males. It is a custom learned from the Prophet and is there in the Sunnah. I would like to know if there is ...
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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 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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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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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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Is it permitted to cut hair before janaba bath?

Last week, I had to perform janaba bath. Then I began to cut nails before going to bath(that day is a friday). But, my friend stopped me to cut off the nails. He said that it is not permitted in ...
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Marriage Reception (Walimah)

Can we have marriage reception (Walimah) on the third day after the Nikkah. Because we already planned and communicated to the bride`s family. But I heard that Walimah will be invalid on the third ...
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Are videos haram or halal (given that images are haram)

As salam!! I read in many articles that pictures, images are haram in Islam!! since, i ask myself a question. videos are made of images (generally 30 frames by second). are videos forbidden or not?? ...
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Why the most disliked places on Earth are the bazaars?

Saw it somewhere that...."It is also stated that the most liked of places on Earth are the Masjids and the most disliked places on Earth are the bazaars." Found it below: http://www.ummah.com/forum/...
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Should we use “Jazak Allah khair” instead of “Shookran” or “Thanks”?

I have heard people using the phrase "Jazak Allah khair" at times when it was appropriate to thank others and always wondered if that is something advised to do. But I've also seen some people who ...
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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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Purifying Things That Can Not Be Cleaned With Water

How Can I Purify Books Pages If Semen/Sperm Or Urine Fall On Them? I Mean, How Can I Purify Things That Can Not Be Cleaned Or Purified By Water?
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Definition of friendship in Islam [closed]

Is there a solid definition of friendship in Islam, and way of making friends in Islam? Are there specific references that we are abid to for making friends? Please referencing Quran and Hadith ...
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What is Shab E Barat and what is its reality in Islam? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Special worship on the night of mid-Sha'ban What is the significance of Shab-e-barat in Qur’an and Hadith? People of our town cook sweet dishes on the night of 15th ...
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In Sunnah, can marriage be only based on love?

Salam Alikoum, Please do not take my question as "hollywoodean romantic" question. I am a man in age to get married, and I guess for many young persons, this is a critical period, to choose the ...
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Drinking Camel Urine? [closed]

I have read about hadith where the prophet pbuh advised drinking camel urine for medication. Is this true? I mean, its urine,which is a liquid that contains toxins being expelled from the body. I ...
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Do I need to say “I give you divorce” to divorce my wife?

If the wife says give me divorce in anger and the husband says, go you are divorced instead of saying that i give you divorce, is that then a valid divorce? What are the accurate words to pronounce ...
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Performing Aqiqa after Child has become Mature

If Someone has not done Aqiqa of His Baby after birth so can he perform Aqiqa after His Maturity any time? Would That be Valid? JazakAllah.
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Signing Divorce agreement in presence of two witnesses without verbally saying it? Is this divorce valid?

Almost 6 months ago I asked for Khullah. Three months ago my husband signed the divorce papers without reading it through in presence of two witnesses. One witness was present in the room and the ...
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Halal or haram marriage [closed]

Salamalaikum! My question is regarding my marriage When I met my husband I wasnt paying much attention to the religion so we married in court as civil marriage. My father and mother left me alone in ...
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Must one perform the sunnah/nawafil prayers as well as the fard? [duplicate]

As we all know almost all prayers consist of Sunnahs, Nawafils and Fard. For example, the the Dhuhar prayer consists of, 4 rakat Sunnah, 4 rakat Fard, 2 rakat Sunnah, 2 rakat Nawafils. Now my ...
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What should I do if I get the urge to sneeze or yawn during salat?

I know that when I sneeze, I should say Alhamdulillah. And If I yawn, then I should cover my mouth with my hand (left) and say A'oothu billahi mina sh shaithaanir rajeem. But, these are all in ...
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When should one stand during Iqama ? From the beginning or from qad qāmat aṣ-ṣalāh?

When should we (muqtadi) stand up during Iqama (the second call to prayers)? Some people sit on the saff till "qad qāmat aṣ-ṣalāh" is said. I found a Hadith Which says: The Messenger of Allah (Allah ...
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Why is taking notes in Friday-prayer sermon disallowed/prohibited/haram in Islam?

I have heard numerous times that taking note on Friday Jummah sermon is discouraged. I do not really understand the reason why? People who claim its not allowed because it will be a type of innovation....
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Positive feedback in Islam? [closed]

In our life, we have some goals that sometimes we can fulfill and sometimes we fail. Among us, there are those who their love work and can move on even if the result is negative. And among us, there ...
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What happened to the slave girls of the prophet?

According to the following hadith: 'Amr ibn al-Harith, the brother of the Umm al-Mu'minin, Juwayriyya bint al-Harith, said, "When the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, ...
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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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Can men watch sport competitions of women via TV?

I was wondering if it is permissible for men to watch the sport competitions which their players are women. (Note: I said that because of the cover of the women in different sport competitions. Since ...
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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 the prescribed duration of breast feeding?

What is the prescribed duration of breast feeding a child in light of Quran and Hadith?
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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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What is the proper way of saying Takbir for Eid?

I could see the takbir in all masjids, so I think it wouldn't be an innovation. But, I would like to know, What is the proper way of saying these Takbirs for Eid? In my masjid, they are saying ...
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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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Did the Prophet advise against eating in excess on Eid?

You are permitted to cook and prepare nice, sumptuous special foods, but can you eat in excess? Some non Muslims think that we do this to "compensate" for fasting in the month. Or is the advice of ...
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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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