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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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Just reciting “Talak” thrice commits divorce?

According to my knowledge for a non-muslim to become muslim he/she has to recite sura' Fatia. And just reciting is not enough. It should be felt from heart and be believed. On the other hand just ...
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Figuring out right calculation method of prayer time [closed]

I shifted to uk last year and I have been confused by the fact that people I live with think they are hardcore and correct in Islam and everything and get hot headed when told them to correct e.g. The ...
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What are basic (osol al fiqh) differences & similarities between the 4 (existing) Legal Sunni Schools: Hanafi, Hanbali, Maliki, & Shafi'i? Charts? [closed]

What are the basic (osol al fiqh) differences and similarities between the four existing legal sunni schools of thoughts: Hanafi, Hanbali, Maliki, and Shafi'i? Is there a chart/venn diagram that is ...
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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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Combine Zuhr and Asr when late for Zuhr?

If I'm late for Zuhr prayer, can I combine it with Asr or must I pray the Zuhr separately from the Asr?
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Is ijtihad open in Islam (Sunni view)?

I know that there are only four Sunni schools of Fiqh. Namely Shafiite, Hanbali, Maliki & Hanafi. And all followers do their Islamic duties according to only four schools. Is it possible to do ...
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Why do Shi'as allow mut'ah marriage?

According to Sunnis, mut'ah (temporary marriage) was allowed before but later the Prophet salallahu alayhi wassalam abolished it. It is based on the following hadiths (traditions): In the Two ...
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Why does Shi'a Islam differ so much regarding Abu Bakr, Omar and Othman, compared to Sunni teachings?

It is well-known that Sunnis treat the closest companions of the Prophet (i.e., Abu Bakr, Omar Ibn Alkhattab and Othman Ibn Affan (Radiya Allahu Anhum رضي الله عنهم اجمعين)) with the greatest of ...
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What is the Islamic definition of music?

Based on answers from questions like (Music in Islam?), it seems that music is haraam. My question is, has Islamdefined for muslims what music is? For example, is music: singing without musical ...
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Why did Umar (RA) forbid Mutah (temporary marriage) after the death of the prophet?

I heard that Umar(RA) forbid Mutah marriage after the death of the Prophet(PBUH) and Abu Baker. What were his reasons for doing so ? Looking for answers from Sunni authentic sources.
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What if I find that after we have a nikah we are not compatible? (Sunni viewpoint)

I understand and know that marriage is a big deal. I am looking forward to getting married, Alhamdulillah and Inshallah. Question is: What if I find that when meeting a potential spouse that the ...
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Why is Interest such a bad thing according to Islam?

Source of quoted texts: islamqa.com. "Those who eat Ribaa will not stand (on the Day of Resurrection) except like the standing of a person beaten by Shaytaan (Satan) leading him to insanity. ...
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Putting the hands on the stomach or chest while praying salat?

I've notice a few people (men) at the mosque put their hands on the chest while praying salat. However, I also see that the majority of Indian and Pakistani people put their hands on their stomach ...
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Sunni viewpoint about “vasi” or “hojjat” in each era?

According to Shiism, in every era there must be one person to guide people and to help them obtain spiritual growth and fulfill their responsibilities towards their society. This person is not a ...
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Are islamic Funds and/or ETF's really halaal investments?

According to iShares: The MSCI World Islamic Index offers exposure to stocks from the MSCI World Index which comply with Shariah investment principles. I don't get it, the ETF LSE:ISWD (ISHARES ...
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Are the Sunni madh'habs limited to 4?

Usually it is said that Sunni schools of fiqh are 4 (Hanbali, Shafi'i, Maliki, Hanafi). Is it true that some Sunni scholars like Abubakr, Ahmad and Bayhaqi had a higher level of knowledge than ...
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Does magic exist in reality?

I hear and read a lot about magic in islam, but I've never known anyone who knows how to do it? Does Islam have some sample magic that one can try out? For example, I was given a Quranic cures book ...
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Test Tube babies

There are various methods in Assisted reproductive technology i.e. IUI, IVF, ICSI and further variances of ICSI. It is stated here that The Islamic community, after the fatwa on ART by Gad El-Hak ...
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What are the origins of Shia and Sunni division?

Can anyone tell me about the origins of Shia and Sunni division? Why were two different groups of Muslims created? Allah didn't send us to live divided. No verse of Quran or Hadith suggest that as ...
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Why is the jurisprudence (fiqh) of Sunni Muslims different than Shia Muslims? (Sunni View)

Well, Sunni Muslims believe in four Califs after the holy prophet S.A the fourth of which being the first Imam of Shia Muslims. However, they respect all The Fourteen Infallibles (not sure about how ...
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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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How do (Sunni) people choose their madh-hab?

There are now several school of thoughts (madh-habs) in Islam. They are following different Imams and the method of practicing the religion is slightly different. Basically the question is how people ...
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Has mu'tah been forbidden via the Quran? (Sunni view)

I understand that the Sunni view regarding mu'tah is that it is no longer permissible: It was narrated from al-Rabee’ ibn Sabrah al-Juhani that his father told him that he was with the Messenger ...
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What are the principle/fundamental differences between Sunni and Shia? [closed]

Although I do believe that the separation into sects of Islam is terrible and contradicts with the Qur'an (6:159, 30:32 and etc...) I'm interested in knowing why there is so much conflict between both ...
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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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Does the Quran contain all of Allah's revelations? (Sunni view)

Source: islamhelpline.com Hadith-e-Qudsi is a term used which signifies that the meaning of the hadith is from Allah Subhanah, and the words are related from the Messenger of Allah (saws), ...
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What is the difference between Wahhabism and Salafism?

What is the difference between Salafism and Wahhabism? (As I know they are different from Sunnis. So what is their opinions?)
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Who has the authority to assign successor (caliph)? God? prophet? people? (Sunni view)

The society of Muslims needs to be guided by caliph after prophet Mohammad (PBUH). Hence, after the death of holy prophet (PBUH), a caliph was assigned to guide and rule the Muslims. According to my ...
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What is the proof that Islam is THE truth? How can I have 100% certainty?

How do I 100% know for sure that Islam is the truth? How can I be sure that the Islamic worldview - of what Islam says about this world and the afterlife - is true? Can I do better do then just "have ...
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Is raf` yadain mandatory in salah?

Is it obligatory in prayer to do raf` yadain (raising the hands) or not? I am looking in particular for a Sunni perspective.
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Why sunni scholars say that shadow for asr time should be measured with addition of zenith shadow of same object?

Scholars say zenith shadow length of object should be added to 1 height of the object to get Asr time's, but in the texts of Hadiths' it is only 1 height of object, without addition of its zenith ...
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Is it permissible to perform funeral prayers for someone who committed suicide?

Assalamu Alaikum, Is there any sahih hadith related to performing Namaz-e-Janaza for one who committed suicide?
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What is the wisdom behind the importance of getting married and have children?

What is the wisdom behind the importance of getting married and having children in Islam? I ask because getting married and having children is a full time commitment, to which you have to dedicate ...
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Why did Dr Zakir Naik say “Memory is washed off”?

In this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQ7HiY49P3w&feature=youtu.be&t=7m54s Dr Zakir Naik says that in the quran it says that: http://quran.com/33/72 We did indeed offer the ...
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Is it permissible for a Muslim man to marry a Christian woman who has a non-religious tattoo? (Sunni viewpoint) [duplicate]

If there is a Christian woman who has a tattoo (not of a religious nature), can a Muslim man still marry her? Assume she does not want to convert but is a Christian (and repents). I know a tattoo is ...
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Did Umar have more than four wives after Muhammad revealed the restriction on men to having at most four?

Is it true according to sunnis that Hazrat Umar (R.A.) married daughter of Hazrat Ali (R.A.) after Muhammad's (S.A.W.) death? I think this is contradictory because at time of prophet's death Hazrat ...
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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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Hanafi school considers male circumcision optional. Wahabbism has a different stand on circumcision. Can wahabbi be a hanafi?

Hanafi school of jurisprudence considers circumcision optional, on the grounds that it is not mentioned in Quran. Whereas other schools of sunni jurisprudence, regard circumcision obligatory. My ...
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About Namaz direction in Masjide Aqsa

In al-Masjid al-Aqsa towards which direction for Namaz was used before the Kaaba in Mekka.
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How many Rakat in Salat (Fard Salat only)?

How many Rakat in Salat from Hanafi and other Sunni schools opinion? I would like to know how many Rakats that is Fard/Must for Fajr, Zuhr, Asr, Maghrib and Isha.
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Can a woman marry before divorce?

A woman got married to another man a few days before khula with her first husband, although the khula process was going on for more than six months and the woman and first husband had been separate ...
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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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Intention to get rid of Riba money?

I have some Riba money in my account. With what intention do I get rid of this money from the list below? Lillah Sadaqah Zakat Sadaqah Wajibah Fidya (Kaffarah) I have been presented with these ...
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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 masturbation Haram? [duplicate]

From the viewpoint of Sunni, Is Masturbation Haram? What if a person is entangled in a tough situation in which he is surrounded by multiple kinds of sexual attraction and not capable of getting ...
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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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Sunni - Is it obligatory for a Muslim to adhere to one specific School of Thought (Madhhab)?

[This question has been asked and seeking answers from Sunni or Ahlus Sunnah perspective] Assalamu 'Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh. This is a very hot and one of the most heavily debated issue ...
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What is the difference between a Sunni and a Shiite Mosque?

I am considering converting to Islam at a mosque in my area. I have never been to a mosque before, so this will be my first time. I'm not sure what type of mosque this mosque is I am not sure wether ...
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Is it permissible for a woman to befriend or talk to man?

If a woman talks to a man is it considered as zina? Nowadays, almost every college going girl has male friends. So if one's intentions are not wrong is it still haram for a women to make friendship ...
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Is there anything wrong with postponing Ramadan fasting until a time of the year when days are shorter?

If you have missed fasts for some reason (i.e. you were not well in the month of Ramadhan), I have heard some people say that they will wait for the shorter days of the year before making up for the ...