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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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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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Marriage between different sects in Islam [closed]

Background My partner belongs to a Sunni family and i belong to a Shia one. My partner and i know each other from a long time, and we understand and respect each other's point of view. I however, do ...
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Is it allowed to fast the day following the day of Eid el fitr?

The Eid el fitr has been june 25th. I want to know if it is allowed to fast june 26th as a part of the 6 days (fast) of Shawal or sunna (Monday and Thursday). Thank you.
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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 does the “Taqlid Period, after the formation of Madhabs and the closing of the gate of ijtihad” refer to?

A. Maftuhin, The Historiography of Islamic Law: The Case of Tarikh al-Tashri' Literature, Al-Jāmi‘ah: J. Islamic Studies, 2016 (URL), writes: Islamic law used to be powerful, and now it suffered a ...
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What is fitna (temptation)?

My question revolves around fitna. As far as I understand, fitna means temptation. What is confusing me is this. For some people, it is easier to fall into temptation than it is for other people to ...
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Which prominent Sunni scholars say music is not haram?

In a comment to If someone is not distracted from Islam by music, is it still haram?, we have: Music isn't haram par se based on the opinion of prominent scholars of the 4 madhabs and other modern ...
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Information about hazarat khizar

As salam o 3laikum dear my muslim brother, May Allah give you success in the mission you are onto and in the life hereafter. My question to you is that I have been going through many scholars ...
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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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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 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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What role does “obligatory caution” play in Sunni Islam?

Ayatollah Khamenei's FAQ page mentions several times the notion of "obligatory caution". One example is: Permission of Her Father for Marriage. If the girl is virgin, it is necessary – by ...
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Do men and women pray differently?

I used to bend in sajdah (prostration) completely so as my full hands​ touch the ground. Do men and women perform prayer differently?
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Do Sunnis believe in the infallibility of Rasoolallah?

I have been on another site looking at the major differences between Sunni Muslims and Shia followers. During the course of our discussions the subject of Infallibility came up. My question is this: ...
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According to the four Sunni schools, is it impermissible to follow an extinct madhhab?

There seems to be a number of Sunni madhhabs which are considered extinct, e.g.: Awza'i, Jariri, Laythi, Thawri, Zahiri. Question: According to the four Sunni schools, is it impermissible to follow ...
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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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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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Do I need to pause a little after every ayah while reading during salah?

I usually read a little fast and don't pause between the verses. Is it compulsory to pause between the verses if I am not combining them ?
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Is Juma prayer valid if I pray outside of the mosque boundary?

Our mosque is full and when we pray juma we pray it on the roads behind the imam while hearing what he recites. Is Juma prayer valid if prayed outside of the mosque's boundary like on the road or ...
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How can good deeds outweigh bad deeds?

If someone decides to change his lifestyle and became a true Muslim then how can his good deeds outweigh bad deeds?
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Is the hadith of the pond of Khumm authentic? If so, what is the sunni view on it?

In this hadith of the pond of Khumm, it shows that Ali is shown to be said that he is the master of whom the Prophet was the master of: O people, Allah the Most Kind the Omniscient has told me that ...
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Ruling on Smoking Marijuana [duplicate]

Assalamu Alaiku wa Rahmatullahi Ta'ala wa barakatuhu! Tafseer I was wondering what the rulings on smoking cigarettes and Indian hemp is, statistics shows that the rate that which youth consume these ...
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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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What to do when my parents forbid me from marrying a girl due to caste?

I am trying to get married to someone I really like, and I have talked to her for 3 months now, not about anything bad but I know this is not the appropriate thing to do. I was not the best Muslim ...
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In what way does a layperson have no legal school?

This question relates to Is Islam Easy to Understand or Not?: Salafis, the Democratization of Interpretation and the Need for the Ulema, Jonathan A. C. Brown, Journal of Islamic Studies (2015) 26 (2): ...
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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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Which Sunnis go on Arba'een Pilgrimage?

The Wikipedia page for Arba'een Pilgrimage claims that "some Sunnis" make the pilgramage. It cites the following reference: 20 million Shia Muslims - as well as some Sunnis, Christians, Yazidi and ...
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Can a woman's hair be partially visible from Shia and Sunni viewpoints?

I see that Iran's women's hair is visible from under their headscarves. Is it allowed by Shia fiqh? Is it denied by Sunni mazhabs?
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What if a girl is not happy with her parents' decision for her husband due to caste?

What does Islam say if a girl is not happy with the guy which her family found her, because of caste issues? The guy she likes keeps sending his proposal in the right way through the parents. And ...
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can wife do 2nd Marriage without asking her husband [closed]

can a wife do 2nd marriage without her husband permisssion??? like a married boy and a married girl wants to get married again , so can they do marriage without permission???
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Is next day funeral a requirement?

In Turkish culture here in the UK, Turks generally get the body sent to Turkey for burial there. As far as I know we need to be buried the next day, but this delays that usually for at least one more ...
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Is tissue paper enough to clean after urinating according to four madhabs?

Is tissue paper enough to clean after urinating according to four madhabs? What is the consensus of the present scholars? I'm seeking a broad answer to this question.
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Authentic Books for reference in Islamic eschatology

Which books are authentic to refer and study Islamic eschatology? for the reference of those Books related to the Author and authenticity.
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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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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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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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Is our marriage valid given that my husband has not paid me mahr yet?

About a month ago me and my husband got married The point is that he didn't pay me mahr yet. He proposed the amount of money by himself (of course I agreed). Until now, I haven't heard about paying ...
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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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Is this description of God by Ali regarded as valid by Sunni Muslims?

I stumbled upon this description of Allah by 'Ali bin Abi Talib and wanted to know if it is regarded as valid by Sunni Muslims: Imam 'Ali bin Abi Talib, the great jurist, said the following in ...
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Is it permissible for a falsely accused person to pay a bribe out of fear for their life?

Suppose a person is falsely accused for a matter in which they have a danger for their life. Even after tireless effort of seeking help through lawful means, the person either bears the false charges ...
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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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Is it permissible for Muslims to eat with non-Muslims?

I want to know, can Muslims eat and sit with non-Muslims? Because where I am working right now there are non-Muslims working with me and we have accommodation where we are staying together. I never ...
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What is permitted as dowry, besides money, for the bride? (Sunni viewpoint)

Some women feel that giving them money as part of the dowry is offensive in the sense of that the husband appears to be "buying" the wife, which is not true, but given today's society and how the ...
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How to know if Mosque is Shia or Sunni?

I was researching to find some mosques in an area/state and came across one that provides Nikah services. When reading their document in terms of a Marriage contract, it had the word Shi'a in it and ...
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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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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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What are the similarities/differences between the four Madhabs? Charts? [duplicate]

I'm very new to the studies of Islam so I apologize if my question is very basic. It is my understanding that madhab is a term to describe a school of thought AND that in general, there are four ...
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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.