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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Why don't we pray the Sunnah Rakaats of Salah in Jamaat (Congregation)?

Allah says in the Qu'ran: “When you (O Messenger Muhammad) are among them, and lead them in As‑Salaah (the prayer), let one party of them stand up [in Salaah (prayer)] with you taking their arms ...
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How much to pay the employee? [closed]

I am pretty much confused about the payment of employees. I am going to open a web development firm of my own.Though its told that Pay the Laborer his Wages Before his Sweat Dries But I don't find ...
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Is it sunnah to clean one's plate after eating?

Is it sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) to clean one's plate after eating by licking it with fingers or tongue?
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Is trusting others sunnah?

Muslims are required to trust in Allah. Muslims are required to be trustworthy themselves. (See: IslamReligion.com; Bayynat.org.lb.) We also discouraged from harbouring suspicions regarding others. ...
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What is the sunnah of cutting nails?

What is the sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in cutting nails of hand and foot toes?
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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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If I e.g. breathe, is it Sunnah because prophet also used to breathe?

I know that Sunnah refers to something which the prophet Muhammed (PBUH) use to do. But I don't understand few things. If I breathe then is it still called Sunnah because prophet also breathe? And ...
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Why do some Muslims have triangular green flags with frills at the edges on top of their houses?

Why do some Muslims have green flags on top of their houses? A triangular flag with frills at the edges. I have mostly seen these on those from sub continent. Is this a sunnah or a cultural practice?
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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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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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Can someone explain to me what this hadith means?

By Him in whose hand is my soul, if your state of mind remains the same as it is in my presence and you are always occupied with the remembrance of Allah, the angels will shake your hands in your ...
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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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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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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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Did prophet Muhammad ever claim to be the best man of all time?

Did prophet Muhammad in his narrations ever claim to be the best man of all time?
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What is the Sunnah method to clean the finger after finishing the meal?

What should be the way to clean finger after meal,Is it good manner to clean finger in plate after meal?
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Does Islam support putting flowers on a grave?

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 leave on the grave to reduce the ...
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Is it Sunnah to light up agarbatti (perfumed incense sticks) after someone dies?

In South India, Muslims light up agarbathi after someone dies. Is it a Islamic practice?
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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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Marriage is delayed due to family situation but I want to do it earlier. How?

Assalamu Alaikum, I am a 26 year old guy. I was engaged with a girl by our parents last year. I am still waiting for my marriage date but our situation is as described below. I am working abroad ...
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Why do we use left feet to enter washroom?

Did we have washrooms/toilets 1400 years ago in Arabia? If not, how is this sunnah applicable for open air defecation?
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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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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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Umrah related-particularly Ihraam

We traveled from Medina where we stayed for 2 days. We drove to Mecca for performing our umrah. On the way on inquiring about ihraam and meeqat (for our first umrah) we were advised by our taxi driver ...
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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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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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If God does not like dogs to be kept as pets, why is it not in the Quran? Is the hadith about dogs untrue?

Please I need some clarification. If God does not like dogs to be kept as pets, why did he create them to be loving and caring? Why is it not in the Quran that having a dog pet is Haram? I learnt a ...
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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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Saying |ameen“ when is it appropriate to respond with the word ”Ameen"

I see many people responding with this word on social networks for a simple postings such as Hadith, or a parable, or just a greeting for Eid or Ramadan etc, should it be pronounced on a network, as ...
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What are we recommended to do or frowned upon on Friday's according the Qur'an and Sunnah?

Of course -especially- men are asked to perform the Friday prayer. And there's a special "hour" in this day where our dua's may be "answered". ... But what other deeds are we asked to do or leave ...
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Drinking water in three sips: If a person is going to drink three glasses of water than can we take an interval between each glass?

In Islam we have to drink water in three sips. So if a person is drinking one glass of water then he/she should drink it in three sips. My question is: If a person is going to drink three glasses of ...
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Is it permissible to give the name Manaf (مناف)?

Is the name "Manaf" permissible? What does it mean? I haven't got any useful information anywhere till now . Was this the name of any Companion (may Allah be pleased with them)? Jazaak Allah Khair
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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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Are Sunnah prayers obligatory in Islam?

Are Sunnah prayers obligatory or are they nafl?
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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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Can we give Walima before nikkah [duplicate]

Nowadays people are arranging and giving Walima before nikkah (mostly the previous night of nikkah day) as per convenience and availability of auditoriums. Doing like this, will it meet the sunnah of ...
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What is the definition ties of Kinship?

Which family members fall under kinship? If a person has a big family, does it mean he has to tie Kinship with all aunts, uncles and cousins? Or is holding ties of Kinship with only maternal ...
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Is it acceptable to pray any number of rakahs in Sunnah prayer?

I am a self-taught Muslim. It is my understanding that the number of rakahs in Sunnah prayer (any Sunnah prayer) should be 2. If you want to pray 4, then you break it up (2 + 2). Even in taraweeh, we ...
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Is it sunna to sit around a white cloth after magrib prayer?

Most African muslim places White cloth in the mosque and sits around it to worship and mentioning the numerous name of Allah after magrib prayer is been done. My question is: Is it a Sunna?
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Is it Sunnah of Islam to always make dua?

Does Muhammad S always make alot of dua or little? My uncle discouraged me to stop nagging Allah. But, is Scholar Bilal Assad said Allah loves naggers. Is that also true?
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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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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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Is it allowed for 3 sisters to 3 brothers marry at same time?

Is it permissible for a family to marry their 3 daughters to another family's 3 brothers at same time?
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Was Zoroaster A Disciple Of Prophet Jeremiah?

Was Zoroaster a disciple of prophet Jeremiah according to the Sunna?
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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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If 12th Rabi' al-awwal is the birthday of Prophet (s.a.w) then why Sunni brothers do madh e sahaba?

In India on this date many groups(anjumans) come on street with green flag doing madh-e-sahaba. As this is a birthday of prophet(s.a.w) why doing madh-e-sahaba? I want to know why they do this. What ...
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Shaking Hand After Faraz Salat

Is it sunnah to shake hands (musafaha) with other people in the mosque after finishing Faraz Salat (At the end of salam in right and then left). If so, then can you please provide any Authentic Hadith ...
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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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Prayer, invalid or valid? [closed]

To answer this question you have to read the text below, and don't give me your opinion please (not to be rude of course) but this is not an opinion based question...Which many people always think... ...
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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