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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 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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Islamic investments

I've been reading about the Islamic stock market and have been looking at some of the companies in some of the Islamic indexes and/or Islamic funds. I have noticed that they include companies which ...
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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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Are there any tenets of Sunni Islam that started out as a revolutionary idea that were resisted by the majority Sunni consensus at the time?

This Q came up as I learnt about Sheikh Mustapha Rashid’s fatwa about hijab not being compulsory going against current Sunni consensus. Since Ijma is a core Sunni principle, I wonder if there is any ...
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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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Islamic standing on a 20-year-old male living with much older female?

I am a 20-year-old male and I have a much older female friend (early 60s) who is getting divorced. I would like to offer her a room in my house until she gets back on her feet. I would appreciate any ...
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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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Sunni's view on Ghadir Khumm

Shia's view on Ghadir Khumm produces the idea that Ali is the only legitimate successor directly after Muhammad. What is the Sunnis view on this? Why don't they consider Ghadir Khumm as serious as ...
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In mainstream Sunni Islam, when was the last time a slave was legally recognized?

In a fatwa by Dr. Hatem al-Haj of the Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America, we see: Islam restricted the tributaries of slavery and widened the out channels, which ultimately depleted the entire ...
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Is receiving a daily return on a cryptocurrency investment halal, haram, or makruh?

I invested in a cryptocurrency. The company offered a mining and stake pool program. In that program, they have a return on investment (ROI), so I took a part of it. For example: buy a 100 coin and ...
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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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Difference between prayer times in two mosques of different school of thought

Is dhuhr prayer timings are different in Wahabi and sunni muslims? I googled timing of prayers and found in my location dhuhr prayer timing is 12:32 whereas in our nearby masjid it is performed after ...
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Which sunni scholars denied ijma'?

In this video, Adnan Ibrahim argues against Ijma'. He also quotes Imam Ahmed: "قال " من ادَّعى الإجماع فقد كذب ، وما يدريه لعل الناس اختلفوا Imam Ahmed said: "The one calling upon ijma' has lied!"...
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Can I pray qaza salahs leaving Nafls and Ghair Mokada Sunnah as routine?

Can I offer qaza salahs leaving Nafls and Ghair-Mokada Sunnah of 5 time prayers as a routine or I must first offer complete salah including Nafls and Ghair-Mokada Sunnahs? What is preferred way, ...
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What is Sunni’s view about the conflict between suggestions (imarat) and practical principles?

In case of conflict between suggestions (imarat) and practical principles, Shia Islam largely believe in precedence of the imarat. So my question is: “What's the view by other schools (Sunni scholars)?...
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Ruling on shortening both sides and back of the hair more than the middle

is it prohibited for Muslim men to shorten hair from both sides and back than middle?
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What are the qualities an imam must have?

What are the qualities an imam must have. Is there any specific qualities which an imam must have to be so. And is it possible to force someone to be imam or someone becomes imam while other people ...
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Collecting Transformers and Anime figures haram?

I used to collect Transformers figures (not posters, just figures) since 2007 till 2010. Now, I want to return back to collecting them when I have rented a new house (Insha'Allah), when attending the ...
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From the the Sunni Hanafi perspective, can the nafl prayers before Jumu'ah prayers be prayed after Jumu'ah prayers instead?

Is praying two Fard Jumu'ah behind the imam enough? I usually pray 2 sunnah tahiyatul masjid, 4 sunnah kabla-l jumuah, 2 fard with imam, and 4 sunnah ba'dal- Jumu'ah. Is it permissible to omit 4 ...
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Is there a correct way to do dua after salaah? (Sunni, Hanafi, Deobandi viewpoint)

Is there a correct way to perform 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. I'm Not sure if this is ...
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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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How should I perform Tasleem when joining late

How should I perform the tasleem on the fourth rakat when I join late in jamaat. Lets say on the third rakat? Do I complete it as everyone does and then do the remaining missed rakat? Do the missed ...
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Was the wife of al-'Azeez a Believer?

Was the wife of al-'Azeez a Believer? Said [the king to the women], "What was your condition when you sought to seduce Joseph?" They said, "Perfect is Allah ! We know about him no evil." The ...
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Are muʿtazilah scholar considered as heretics according to sunni scholar?

Are muʿtazilah scholar considered as heretics according to sunni scholar? If yes when why do sunni scholar considered Muʿtazilah heretic
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is my fast broken if i might have had dry sperm

when i woke up my penis was hard i went to eat suhoor but i felt something in my penis so i went to check and there was nothing in my underwear so i went to pee and i noticed white dry tiny things ...
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As a female, do I need to do Ghusl multiple times in a day due to discharge?

I’m a teenage girl and I’m currently struggling with ghusl. Sometimes if I have even just a small sexual thought , I feel a high arousal for a second and when I look I do see a bit of yellow discharge....
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why did not allah protect the sirah, sunnah, sayings and traditions of muhammad like he did with the Qur'an?

there are verses in the Qur'an which can't be understood without the sunnah, there are verses which cannot be fully understood without the sunnah and then there are those verses whose interpretation ...
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Please help, us this shirk?

Salam, so this has started worrying me a lot today So in about December I started reading the Harry Potter books and it took me about six months to finish them In the series, there’s a “spell” that’s ...
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Common Hadiths between Sunni and Shia

As far as I know, Sunni and Shia share some common hadiths. Is there any book that compiles all those common hadith?
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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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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 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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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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In Qur'an 7:27, why does Allah assign devils to those who disbelieve?

In Quran 7:27 Allah SWT states Pickthall: "O Children of Adam! Let not Satan seduce you as he caused your (first) parents to go forth from the Garden and tore off from them their robe (of ...
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What's the position of the four major Sunni schools regarding female witnesses

What's the position of the four schools regarding Muslim women testifying in cases other than those being traditionally the domain of women (suckling, menstruation, idda, etc)? I want to know if they ...
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What to do after forgetting to perform Sajda as-Suhw?

I mistakenly recited Tashahhud in the first Raka' and then I did in the second one, too. I remembered that I have to perform Sajda as-Sahw but in the end I forgot and I continued with rest of my ...
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Is smoking herbs halal?

Is it halal to smoke herbs? It does not contain any tobacco or marijuana. Thank you in advance.
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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 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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Do I have Ghusl if I half complete it?

So before I preformed the Ghusl I took "regular" shower, but washed every inch of my body with soap and made sure there was absolutely no dirt on my body (I always do that before making the ...
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Name for non-Salafiyya non-Reform Islam

I am looking for a name for the Islam that is not part of any direction of reform movement (Salafist, Salafi, Fundamental Reform, Modern Reform, Liberal Islam), i.e. following the four schools of ...
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Did i break the promise?

Salam. I wanted to ask that i promised Allah that i wont watch porn and since then i have not watched it but there was a video where the person wasnt completely naked but there were sexual acts and i ...
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is income haram by selling windchime that are having some small bells and anklet bells.?

Hello I want to ask that my company make windchimes that are having some bells in it or at the down side so I want to ask that as I sell them the income I got from the windchime having some bells on ...
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I broke an oath (qasam)

Assalam o alaikum . I am a Muslim girl and since i was 12 , i did not know that breaking.a qasam is so bad , i broke many oaths with Allah bcz i thought i will just repent i was baligh and now i know ...
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Is it haram to touch any animal with your feet?

My friend was petting a stray puppy with his feet. I told him don't do that. It is considered gunah. Because I heard that someone. But he told me it is not. And he asked me to provide him written ...
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Is the deep web halal?

I know someone who is muslim and has taken a recent interest in the dark web. It is really concerning me because he is talking about things which seem haram. Is using the deep web halal?
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Did someone took birth in bayt ul mamur?

Shia believe Ali bin abi talib was born inside kaaba. My question is does someone have birthplace as bayt ul mamur? Bayt ul mamur is kaabah/qiblah of heavenly creatures located on highest heaven. ...
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My wife’s parents are causing problems in my martial life

Aoa sir i wanna ask you what should i do when my parents in law are causing problems between me and my wife, my wife lives aboard with her parents and it’s been a year since we got married and now ...
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Asking Allah for forgiveness?

What if someone watched gay porn but then stopped and became straight does he ask Allah to forgive him for being gay or watching porn ? I was gay/homosexual but then became straight do I still ask ...