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Sunni Islam also known as Ahlu-s-Sunnati wa-l-Jamāʿah (people of the tradition of Muhammad and the consensus of the Ummah) is the largest branch of Islam.

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What does it mean to “respect your elders”? (Sunni, Hanafi view)

Respecting your elders. What exactly does that mean? I'm asking this question because recently I was in a situation where an elder was demanding respect. I personally did not see that as worthy of ...
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What is the precise meaning of “not of those who have evoked anger or of those who are astray”? (1:7) (Sunni view)

According to the last verse of Surah al-Fatiha, it says: The path of those upon whom You have bestowed favor, not of those who have evoked [Your] anger or of those who are astray. (7) ...
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Is this version of the hadith of “the two weight things” authentic: “the book of Allah and my sunnah”?

I recently noticed this old question which is an issue of contention among Shia and Sunnis. We've got two versions of hadith of "the two weighty things" with one identifying the two with Quran and ...
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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 significance of Dua Simat?

I am reading the wikipedia page on Dua Simat دعاء السمات, but it does not clearly reference any Islamic texts. Are there any (sunni) hadiths relating to this Dua? Edit: From wiki, The initial (...
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Shias believe the successors to Muhammad must be from the Ahl-ul-Bayt. Aren't the four Rashidun caliphs related to the Prophet?

Shias believe the successor of Muhammad has to be from the Ahl-ul-Bayt( Family of the Prophet). Abu Bakr as-saddiq and Umar ibn al-Khattab were father in laws of the Prophet. Othman ibn Affan is also ...
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Why do Shia hold Aql (intellect) in a higher position in comparison with other sects?

As you possibly know, Aql/Aghl (intellect) is regarded as one of the sources of Fiqh in Islam. In Shia Islam, there are four sources of Fiqh: Qur'an, Sunnah, Ijmaa’ and Aql. (www.wikifeqh.ir) But as ...
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Must you commit outer sins for inner sins to be activated or it's possible for inner sins pride,jealousy to be activated even when you reading Quran!

When are sins of the heart activated the most? I mean, is it a must for you to be commiting outer sins in order for the inner sins to be activated or it is possible for the inner sins like pride, ...
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Can a person know he or she is going to Jannah or Jahannam in dream?

For example if Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) comes in a dream and says you will goto Heaven or any similar dream like that.So can a person get a good news of Jannah in dream or bad news of Jahannam in this ...
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Is there a correct way to do dua after salaah? (Sunni, Hanafi, Deobandi viewpoint)

Is there a correct way to do dua after salaah? I have been told that if you do not mention the prophet of Islam in your dua's, your dua does not get accepted apparently. Not sure if this is true or ...
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Trees already on a Muslim's grave: what can I do, are there any rules?

Allahu Akhbar. Bismillah Arrahmani Arrahim. Peace and blessings of Islam to everyone. Before I became a Muslim, I planted two trees on top of my Muslim friend’s grave. They are growing well. After ...
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How to distribute a person's property who doesn't have any children?

How is the property of a deceased person who left a wife but no children distributed? He has 2 brothers, 1 older (no children and a widow) who died 10 years ago and another younger brother (who has ...
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Is uploading a dead person's picture on social media allowed?

A few months ago, my cousin's brother died and then my other cousins started uploading his pictures on social media (Facebook), attaching them with their pictures. My question is, is this behavior ...
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Is size of sin reflective of size of conceitedness(pride)? Is every minor sin conceitedness because it contains disobeying Allah?

Iblis refused to obey Allah's order because of conceitedness? Question: If someone commits a minor sin, is it undisputable that he has conceitedness because minor sin just like iblis's sin contain in ...
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am i a kaffir because i use the word “jesus” when I'm tired or shocked?

sometimes I say the word "jesus" when I'm shocked or tired because I've seen a tv show or a youtuber say it and I don't really think when I'm saying it, I've only questioned it recently. so, am i a ...
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Is sex by couples married under nikah mut'ah interpreted as zina in Sunni Islam, and punishable under Sharia?

Nikah al-mut'ah is a type of marriage permitted in Twelver Shia Islam, where the duration of the marriage and the mahr must be specified and agreed upon in advance. ... Sunni Muslims, and within ...
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Differences Within Religion [closed]

As-salamu alaykum brothers and sisters of Islam. I had query something that is dividing my friends and making them lose their bonds so i humbly request to be tolerant and impartial in your opinions ...
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Is nikah halal with a razai(foster) sister's sister?

May Allah bless all of us. Dear brothers and sisters Assalam-Alaikum. I have a question regarding nikah. Whether the marriage of a man is allowed or not, with the younger daughter of his father's ...
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Is there any authentic hadith that the complete Salawat is “ اللهم صل علی محمد و آل محمد” ? (Sunni view)

I know it is the belief of Shia that we must recite the complete Salawat (صلوات) as follow: اللهم صل علی محمد و آل محمد It is factually a formula of praise and greetings to Allah (The ...
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Is there a process to become a Shia Muslim from Sunni Muslim?

I'm currently a teen Sunni Muslim who wants to become a Shia. I have researched myself and found that my heart is on the Shia side of Islam and I agree with more of the Shia side. Although is there a ...
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Does the soul have a physical body in the hereafter? (Sunni view)

Will the people of paradise/heaven be physical beings or spiritual beings? Here on Earth, I understand that we are physical beings with souls. My question is, will the people of paradise/heaven also ...
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How to convert from Shia to Sunni?

Greetings brothers and sisters, I've looked all over for the answers to this question yet I'm still confused and have not come to a conclusion. I am to marry a Muslim man, and I am Sunni Muslim but ...
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Can Sunnis eat meat authorised halal by Shi'a?

The city main mosque in a non Muslim country is Shi'a and the halal certification process is controlled by them. Can we eat meat from a restaurant (which is owned and staffed by Sunnis) if the halal ...
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How should insults to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) be handled?

Does the quran or hadith give any guidance on how to handle the case if a Non-Muslim insults the Prophet (Peace be upon him)?
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Haramain situation at time of fatamid caliphate?

What was situation at masjid-al-haram and masjid Nabvi(Peace be Upon him) during fatmid caliphate? Was there sunni administration(Imam,muazzin etc) or shia administration at that time?
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Is it permissible to take false oath on Quran to save self honour/ self respect?

I am aware that taking a false oath by Quran is considered a major grave sin and should be avoided at all costs. However, in dire circumstances, is it permissible for a person to take a false oath on ...
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Can a muslim who follows Ahl al-sunnah wa al-jamaah, also follow some sufi teachings?

Can a muslim who follows Ahl al-sunnah wa al-jamaah, also follow some sufi teachings? those sufi teachings that don't violate Quran and Sunnah.
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Is urinating in toilet while standing haram?

I heard that urinating whilst standing is not permissible in Islam, so I left that practice. However I have a little problem when preparing to do wudu. When I urinate while not standing in toilets, I ...
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What are the dominant rulings for alcoholic content in food in each of the Sunni madhahib?

Note: This post is intended to provide a canonical answer for a common class of questions The forbiddance of drinking khamr is is well-known in Sunni Islam, based primarily on the following Qur'anic ...
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Trying to figure out what this taweez means? [closed]

I had a taweez hung in my old bedroom (still there) and recently, I’ve been wondering what the number and letters mean. Are they references to Qur’an verses? Who knows? I don’t know if the prophet ...
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Is wall permissible material for tayammum?

I was taught that a wall or any place that has the capability to acquire dirt can be used for tayammum but after going through this answer on What are the materials used for tayammum? which prohibits ...
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Do we have to follow any specific order of reciting surah"s in namaz? [duplicate]

Aslamuailikum Sir, We are students , and i was acting as a imaam for fajr And in first Rakat after surah fateh i recited Surah an Nasr (having 3 ayats) and in second ayat after surah fateh i recited ...
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Can we look at pictures of the deceased?

I’ve always been told that we can’t have pictures of the deceased or look at those pictures once they have passed away. Is that true in my anyway? Will they get punished because of us viewing their ...
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How do I really know if an animal is actually a jinn posing as an animal? [duplicate]

What I know is that if I say ”aoozu billahi minash shaytaan nir rajeem” 3 times and the animal goes away, it is a jinn I learnt this from a trustful source but still I will ask this question
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Does the husband have a right to reject the sex if he is not in mood

I read the qustion and the answer from the post which is "Does eife have a right to reject the sex if she is not in mood" My question is vica versa.
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Is Children of a Sayyida mother still count as direct descendant of prophet muhammad S.A.W?

Assalamualaikum, I have a question if a Children of a Sayyida mother with a non syed father is called mirza. Does mirza still count as direct descendant of prophet muhammad S.A.W (ahlul bait?) or is ...
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Is Marriage Annul if Wife runs from home with out husband's concern

Is the marriage Annul if Wife keeps running from husband's home with out husbands permission to her parents house and stays with them for months together with out husband's consent, stating false ...
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What is the ruling on completing the qur'an recitation by sharing the reading of quran?

What is the ruling about reading Quran eg like completing one whole quran not by one person but sharing Juzz among family members or friends.
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Can dead souls benefit living

Assalamu Alaikum, I read the below references which says that righteous dead souls can benefit the living. hence supplicating to them is permissible. Imam Razi wrote, If a person went to the grave ...
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Is my Muslim daughter permitted to marry a non-Muslim man? [duplicate]

My daughter is Muslim and considering marrying a man who is not Muslim. Is she permitted to do so?
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How to get Hadees E-books in Urdu ..? [closed]

I want to get Hadees Book in Urdu.Any Body Have then Please Share with me,if Possible.
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Sacrificial meat and pets

What is the ruling regarding feeding your pet (cat) with sacrificial meat. What about stray dogs?
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What does Islam say about being brave?

I have so many fears in life. I'm always scared of something. I know I should only fear Allah and rely upon Him and I should believe in predestination. I want to know how can a person let his fears go ...
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What is Wahhabism?

Recently I heard the term 'Wahhabism' for specifying a group of Muslims. Actually what is Wahhabism? Is it a sect or normal religious group?
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Are certain sins forgiven after conversion to Islam (Sunni view)?

Reading this question, some questions arose in my mind. When a non-Muslim converts to Islam: Are the sins related to human rights also forgiven? What happens if they killed someone when they were a ...
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What to do if break wudu during Jumuah?

What should I do if I break wudhu (e.g. by farting) during Jumuah? I have a farting problem, I can hold it for some time but if the Quran recitation is long then there's a huge chance that someday I'...
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How do long term halal loans work with inflation in Islam?

I have a series of questions about Islamic loans. My first question is this: If person 1 loans 100k to person 2 and creates a contract which states that the agreed payback date is 25 years from now. ...
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How does zakaat work with pension schemes?

Apparently in the UK, work based pension schemes will become obligatory in 2014. I have done a little research in this and it is possible to choose a company you want to invest in, allowing you to ...
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How many shares for Udhiyyah can a large animal have?

On a large animal, is there a minimum share that it is allowed to be split by for Udhiyyah purposes. I heard somewhere that a large animal can have 7 shares. Is this the max? Authentic sunni ...
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Will a person burn in hell fire forever even if he had faith but never followed Islam ?

If a person believes in Allah and Prophet Muhammad S.A.W and all the seven articles of faith in Islam but that person did what he desired and wanted despite the fact that he had faith but he did what ...