Questions tagged [sunni]

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 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.
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Can I take a second marriage without permission of first wife? [duplicate]

My name is Md Ibran Khan and I am from Varansi. I want to marry a second woman but my first (current) wife is not giving permission; I want to remain married to her as well. Will nikah with the ...
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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 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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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 largely believe in precedence of the imarat. So my question is: “What's the view by other schools (Sunni scholars)?" ...
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Marriage and divorce [duplicate]

Sunni Muslim I am trying to gain knowledge and know the correct facts. If for example a Muslim man marries a woman (be it a Muslim or someone from the people of the book) and it does not work out ...
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Is Friday prayer replacement for Duhur prayer?

I been recently into a conversation where I was told that Friday prayer should be read with Duhur prayer like after Friday prayer. Also there was a part that your prayer isn't compete until you read ...
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What is the view of Sunni brethern about apointment of caliph?

I know in Quran, Allah has revealed that "And We made an appointment with Moses for thirty nights and perfected them by [the addition of] ten; so the term of his Lord was completed as forty nights....
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Is there any verse in the Quran about personal protection?

Are there any verses in the Quran about personal protection, any verses that says we need to avoid unnecessary harmful acts?
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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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Could you please translate some of the references made in Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl's article “Dogs in the Islamic Tradition and Nature”?

Assalamu alaikum I was reading an article written by Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl concerning the status of dogs and some of his arguments as to why he believes they are not as impure as some other ...
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Why were the Sunni Imams of fiqh made imams and nobody else?

How come the Sunni Imams of fiqh were made imam and nobody else? And similarly who decided credibility of muhadetheen.
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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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If you take drugs fewer than 30 days prior to Ramadan, is your salah accepted?

I heard that if you take drugs 30 days prior to Ramadan, your Salah is not accepted and neither are your fasts. Obviously taking drugs is wrong anyway, but is their evidence for or suggesting that if ...
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Is it blasphemy to question Islam?

Salam, I'm Muslim, I've always been curious with a lot of imaginations, questions about everything (religions, music, mathematics..etc) even if I'm not as smart as 90% of people I know, they are AWAY ...
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How should I deal with unwanted attention when I start wearing clothes according to Islamic principles?

I am about to convert to Islam, and in my heart I am already a Muslim, but there is a big issue regarding my conversion and my question is: As a woman in a non-Muslim culture, and non-Muslim family, ...
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Thinking of Prophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihi Wasallam during Namaz [closed]

I am a Sunni Muslim. Though, we all read darood in Namaz and know that darood-e-ibrahim which we read has Mahammad (Sallallo Alaihi Wasallam)'s name many times. I think of my beloved Prophet every ...
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Do Sunni Muslims consider whole Bukhari as 100% authentic? [duplicate]

If there are some discrepancies in a few narrations in Bukhari Sharif then how do people define some narration to be manipulated and if some are manipulated then what about credibility of all others ...
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Dhikr/Zikir in islam?

Va As-salamu alaykum brothers I am here because I am very confused about Dhikr/Zikir in Islam. Today I was at a friend and I saw a video that he watched. It was a few of our brothers that was doing ...
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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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What is Sunni view regarding the savior of the world?

With respect to the appearance of the savior, I ought to point out that in accordance with the perspective of Shiite, 12th Imam of Shiite (Imam Mahdi (a.j.)) is going to appear to save the world from ...
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If 12th Rabi' al-awwal is the birthday of Prophet (s.a.w) then why Sunni brothers do madh e sahaba?

In India on this date many groups(anjumans) come on street with green flag doing madh-e-sahaba. As this is a birthday of prophet(s.a.w) why doing madh-e-sahaba? I want to know why they do this. What ...
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Are there sects of Islam similar to protestants? [duplicate]

I know there are Sunni and Shia as the two major denominations of Islam and Sufi as the more mystical component. Are there any other sects? such as how Protestant denominations find comfort in the ...
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Doubt about the Prophethood of Mohammad because of his marriages

I have doubts about Mohammad being a messenger from Allah. I am troubled by him having 13 wives and his marriage to Aisha at the young age of 9. Can someone explain these to me and help resolve my ...
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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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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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about talaaq being valid

Salaams My Name is Mohamed a week ago my wife and I were having a huge fight over email.With anger I emailed her the following but had no intention of even stating talaaq.Inshallah you can provide me ...
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Can man do marriage with his mother in law after the divorce of her daughter? [duplicate]

Please give the answer quickly in my I.d address. Can a man do marriage with his mother in law after divorce of her daughter?
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Can a Shia wife perform matam even if her Sunni husband prohibits?

If I am a Shia girl married to a Sunni boy who doesn't want me to do matam (mourning) only, should I follow my husband or perform the matam no matter what?
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Children disabled because parents have sinned

I am from a culture where people say they follow Islam, but they keep saying strange things to me which don't seem to fit in with what I am reading in the Quran. For example, one of the things people ...
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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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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 do Sunni Muslims recite during Zil Hijjah Month after prayers

What do Sunni Muslim recite after prayers during 9th and onwards of Zil Hijjah Month?
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Will Hazrat Isa A.S come with his miraculous powers again?

This question has been bothering me since a year. I have a lot of knowledge about Islam but what I doubt is about that Will Hazrat Isa (A.S) come back with all his power like Resurrecting someone by ...
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is a nullified marriage accepted

I'm in love with a Syrian born muslim. I am a christian British woman who has left a loveless marriage.The man I love has said that it would be virtually impossible for our relationship to ever be ...
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Ahle Sunnat view of salawat to prophet Mohammad (PBUH)? [duplicate]

Where I live, Shia religious men coming to schools (specially girls schools) and keep Asking question to make sunni students interested to shia view of Islam. Recently they keep asking new question I ...
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Legal status of mut'a in Sunni and Shia sects

What is the Islamic and legal status of mut'a in Sunni and Shia schools of thought? What are the conditions for it means the circumstances in which it is halal and haram. Please also describe the ...
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Two dua's needed in MP3 format

Anyone know where I can get the following dua's from in MP3 format? Dua 1: Arabic: اللهم رب الناس، مذهب البأس، اشف أنت الشافي، لا شافي إلا أنت، شفاءً لا يغادر سقماً Transliteration: Allahumma ...
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Why are sunnah prayers considered nawafil for Shiites?

Unless I'm mistaken about the meaning of nawafil in Shiite context, I'm a bit confused about why Sunnah prayers for Sunnis are nawafil for Shiites. From this site: Misconception #4: Shias do not ...
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How did the split of Shiites and Sunnis go from political to theological? [duplicate]

Based on what I heard, and from what I read (none from Shiite sources), the Sunnis and Shiites split because they differed on views about who will rule the Muslims. How did it escalate from just ...
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How much zakat should be paid?

I want to know If I am a working lady Can I pay Zakat for myself and my siblings? Is it halal or haram?? How much amount should be paid by me according to Indian currency per person ?? I'm a Sunni ...
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Friday zohar prayer at home

I am an Indian now staying in gulf country outside from city in village area, there is a masjid (mosque) but so far we can’t go by walk there and not available the taxi in time, so for Friday prayer ...
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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 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 ...