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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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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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Etiquettes while listening to Friday khutbah

What are the etiquettes in Islam of listening to the Friday khutbah? For example, is it allowed to sleep while the khutbah is going on? Is it allowed to pray sunnah salaat during it? What are the ...
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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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Are there any prayers right after Fajr?

Assalamualaikum everyone. As the question says please list all the Sunnah/Wajib prayers before or after the Fajr salat.
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Is it okay to say Jumuah Mubarak?

I have said Jumuah Mubaraka to someone and he said don't say that as sahaba did not do that. This got me thinking.. Can someone clarify with me, is it forbidden to say Jumuah Mubaraka?
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Hadith about dua before eating

I heard that the dua before starting to eat is "بسم الله وعلى بركة الله" " bismillahi wa'alaa barakatillah " In which hadith the above dua exists? do we say it 1 time or 3 times?
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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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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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Do step by step instructions exist on how to perform the purest supplication?

I originally had a question about: Quran - 40/60: Call upon Me; I will respond to you. What I wanted to know was, how do you go about calling Allah? It seems I have found the answer: Quran - 2/...
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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 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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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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Is it better to shave or trim one's mustache?

I know that the Sunnah is to shorten one's mustache. But I want to clarify if it is better to shorten it to an extent that it no longer covers the top of the upper lip, or to remove it completely. ...
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What are the proper dietary and eating habits or manners in Islam?

What are the manners of eating and drinking in Islam? What were the eating manners and habits of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)? What are the benefits for us to adopt eating habits/manners of Islam? Thanks.
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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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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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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 the Bidaat (Innovation) in Islam? and is there something as Good and Bad bidaat? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: All bidah are haram or not? What is the Bidaat (Innovation) in Islam? and is there something as Good and Bad bidaat? Like the Salat al Taraveeh for which Hazrat Umar ra said ...
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How can we define Ahle Sunnat wal Jamaat?

How can we define and categorize Ahle Sunnat wal Jamaat in modern times? Especially when a lot of groups who do not adhere to the principles of Ahle Sunnat wal Jamaat label themselves as Ahle Sunnat ...
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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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Is it Sunnah to cut the nails?

Is it Sunnah to cut the nails? What is the way and the time or day that is best for cutting nails? Jazak Allah Khair
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What are the benefits of using a Miswak?

Miswak is a teeth cleaning twig whose use predates the inception of Islam. The Prophet Muhammed (P.B.U.H) used Miswak in his life and hence it's use is considered as a sunnah. I would like to know ...
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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 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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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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Is it sunnah to eat dates before going to eid al-Fithr prayer?

Asslamu alaikum, Is it sunnah to eat dates before going for eid al-Fithr prayer? Any references for that? Jazak Allah Khair
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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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Should I pray before opening my fast or after it?

Someone told me that it is not good to pray with an empty stomach. He told me I should open my fast and then pray. Is that right? Should I eat before doing my maghrib prayer? What order did rasulAllah ...
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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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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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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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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 scaring Muslims allowed even if we are just kidding?

I know that scaring Muslims is not allowed in Islam. But if I scare my friend just for fun is that allowed or not? For example in the TV programs when they scare people, they meant to just kidd with ...
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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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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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Is there anything special about fasting in the day of mid-Sha'ban?

While I've always known that fasting the day of Mid-Sha'ban is good and special, and tried to do so most times. Recently I've been told that there's nothing special about it! So to ask, is there ...
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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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What is the Islamic concept of Zuhd?

How is the concept of Zuhd understood from Qur'an and Sunnah? It is normally translated as asceticism, but does that mean living in poverty, hunger and abstaining from marriage and sleep? Can someone ...
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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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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 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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How come God goes to the lower sky everyday?

((ينزل ربنا تبارك وتعالى إلى السماء الدنيا كل ليلة حين يبقى ثلث الليل الآخر فيقول: من يدعوني فأستجيب له، من يسألني فأعطيه، من يستغفرني فأغفر له، حتى ينفجر الفجر)) صحيح البخاري 1145 Sahih al-...
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How should Muslim weddings be?

How much amusement is allowed? Is there any protocol for weddings? Please answer according to Sunnah.
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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 it okay to whistle after Maghrib?

I have been told once that it is not good to whistle after Maghrib because it attracts the Shayateen/bad jinn to you. Are there any hadiths on this?
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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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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 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 ...