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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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Married two sisters before accepting Islam. What should be done?

I had met and married a woman, after 8 years I felt I have something for her sister. Then we agreed with my wife and her that we should marry. And we did it. Then later we discovered it's a haram to ...
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Can a man have sex with other women if wife refuses?

I am married but have no sexual contact with my wife even though we live in same house. We are in our late 60s In the U.S.A tt is not allowed to have a second wife. What can I do about this? Am I ...
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Zakat on State Pension Account value

Before I get my monthly wages, I am taxed. Some of this tax money goes towards my state pension account. So I am assuming the government has an account where they know how much of my tax money has ...
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Contract for Difference (CFD)

UPDATE 1: So those sharia compliant CFD's, how are they different interms of gambling from the non sharia complient CFD's? As even the non sharia complient CFD's have no interest if you don't hold ...
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Is planting on the graves forbidden?

I was told from Salafi guy that planting on the grave is forbidden as Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) did it only for himself and none of the Sahaba did it. The Hanafis, Shafi`is, and Hanbalis have all ...
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Do Sunni Muslims consider the musnad of Imam Ahmad as equal to the six canonical hadith collections? [closed]

Do Sunni Muslims consider the musnad of Imam Ahmad as equal to the six canonical hadith collections (i.e. Saheeh Muslim, Saheeh Bukhari, Jami'at al-Tirmidhi, Muwatta Malik, Sunan Abi Dawood and Sunan ...
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Should I take-off and wear again the ihram when want to perform another umrah

For repeated Umrah, should I take off my first Ahram after completion of first Umrah and wear it again from Meeqat Masjid Aisha, or keep on wearing the same and make Niyyah for next Umrah?
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Children's rights from parents (Son)

From another question I asked previously, the following fatwa was provided which says that a fathers financial responsibility ends when the son reaches puberty. I'm assuming after which it's optional ...
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Children's rights (Son)

I've heard that the father is responsible for his children in-terms of clothing them, providing them with food, shelter (financially to put it simply), as in all the basics of life. Assuming this is ...
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Move the index finger up and down in Salah

I have seen some people move their index finger up and down constantly in Salah while sitting down. I have also seen some people only move index finger up when saying: ash hadu al-La ilaha il-Lal ...
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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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Son's responsibility on fathers salat

According to the Shia school of thought, it's the sons responsibility to complete any salat which his father missed when the father passes away. According to the Sunni school of thought, does the son ...
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How many verses of Quran should be recited after al Fatihah in Jammah prayer?

I currently have another Muslim brother staying in my house. We have been praying some of our Salat together at home; sometimes he leads and sometimes I do. Sometimes when he leads Maghrib or Ishaa, ...
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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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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 does “Sunni Hanafi” mean?

What does the term "Sunni Hanafi" mean and what are these divisions?
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If husband start practicing hinduism what his wife shuld do?

If husband start practicing Hinduism what his wife should do? can she practice her own religion Islam and be with her husband who is now practicing Hinduism?
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Azaan in a baby's ear?

What is the correct Sunnah when the child is born and how Azaan in a baby's ear should be performed? You shall be answering this question for male.
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Listening to the Qur'an and studying- permissible or disrespectful?

I am new to the practice of Islam and i have a lot of questions but among them is the fallowing: I spend a lot of time reading for my school and though I try to make time for reading the QUR'AN it isn'...
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Is istakhara done by sister valid? What should I do in the text described

I know a man who I loved. I know this is considered wrong in Islam. But, he wanted to marry me. Of course, things were all good. His family was OK with it and then his sister did istakhara for our ...
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Do children below the age of puberty have to pay zakat?

If you give money away, I think that means you don't have to pay zakat on that money, and it becomes the responsibility of the person receiving the money to pay zakat. Is that correct? For example, ...
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Asking for forgivness

It seems that if a muslim sins, he should ask for forgiveness as Allah is the most forgiving. My question is, if you commit a sin and ask for forgiveness once, is that enough, or should you ask for ...
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Remembering Allah (swt) when performing every action

I read somewhere that you must remember Allah (swt) when performing any action however you are permitted to stop thinking about Allah (swt) when having sex with your wife / husband. Is this correct ...
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Is sufism primarily associated with Shia or Sunni Islam?

Are sufi schools equally divided amongst the two major branches of Islam - Shia & Sunni, or are they primarily associated with Shia Islam?
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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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Which intoxicants and relaxants are not forbidden?

Source: http://islamqa.info/en/115761 narrated by Ahmad in his Musnad and by Abu Dawood in his Sunan with a saheeh isnaad from Umm Salamah (may Allaah be pleased with him) who said: The ...
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Was there, or are there, any formal Islamic systems of combat?

In the time of the prophet when the wars took place. How did the islamic soldiers fight? Did they just randomly swing their swords at their enemy or did they have some sort of fighting system which ...
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How should moon to be sighted for Eid celebration? [closed]

As the title say How should moon to be sighted to celebrate Eid? I know this is controversial subject because half of Muslim community in the UK did Eid yesterday (Thursday) because they follow Saudi ...
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When to pay Zakat al-Fitr

When are you supposed to pay Zakat al-Fitr? For example, must it be paid in the mosque you go to pray your Eid pray, or can you pay before than to a different charity of your choice which has a Zakat ...
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What are the rulings regarding a person who can't fast

If a person of average health (a person who is a little overweight, doesn't have any major illnesses, and doesn't exercise, and doesn't get proper nutrition) is unable to fast, is there anything ...
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I travel around the city for 5 hours, am I exempted from fasting?

My job comprises of me having to travel in a car, drop at a location and walk for some minutes distributing flyers and then the car comes and drops me at another location I keep doing this for 5 hours ...
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What is the islamic definition of “Excessive”?

What exactly does "excessive" mean in Islam? For example, lets imagine we have 2 people, person 1 and person 2: Scenario 1: Person 1 makes $1000 a month, but in one of those months he spends $600 ...
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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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How do Shias perform Salat behind Sunni Imam?

Aoa, In my office there is majority of Sunni brothers and I perform salat behind Sunni Imam, and also during Jumaah prayers in nearby sunni mosque, but I wonder whether I am doing in the correct way? ...
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Can you use Toothpaste whilst Fasting in Ramadan?

Can we brush our teeth using a toothbrush and toothpaste while fasting?
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How will Allah judge you when you die?

When you die, does Allah judge you by last minutes action before you die or overall during your life time? For example: You always pray salaat regular since you were a child and never missed a salaat....
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A rich person who collects zakat for the poor is entitled to receive from zakat?

Quran/9/60 - Sahih InternationalZakah expenditures are only for the poor and for the needy and for those employed to collect [zakah] and for bringing hearts together [for Islam] and for freeing ...
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Disposing of Quranic text [duplicate]

I had a few verses of the quran in my top jacket pocket, which I kept with me while I was doing some memorisation of the quran on the move. i.e. because I didn't want to carry the full quran with me ...
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Is it permissible to perform EID Salaat on any day other than the 2 EIDs?

In some part of the world, Shia people organize EID Salaat in mosques on the day of EID-Al-Ghadeer. Is it valid to perform ID Salaat on EID-E-Ghadeer day?
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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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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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Should I throw away decorations? (Sunni View)

There are many things which are purely decorative. For example, there are colorful badges which you just wear around because it is beautiful. Shoul I throw them away? THey seem expensive, but they're ...
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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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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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Is Kangaroo meat halal?

Assalamu Alaikum brothers. I am confused about Halal and Haram animals. I know some common halal animals like cow, goat, chicken etc. But I don't know the general rule of which animals are Halal or ...
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Saying InshaAllah for 'bad' things (Sunni View)

Is it fine to say InshaAllah in the following situations (at the end of each sentence)? "I will not die a disbeliever", "I think I will fail my test", "I will never commit murder". These refer to the ...
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Is it fine to pray for Firdaws for me and the Muslims?

For example, is it fine if I pray "Ya Allah, please grant me and the Muslims Firdaws amin"? Or am I supposed to just pray for myself and not for all Muslims? Similarly, can I include all Muslims in ...
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Is it okay to backbite someone by talking to yourself?

Is it okay to backbite someone with one's self? For example, if I become very angry with someone, then I go to my room and talk to myself things like "Why is he so stupid?". Backbiting normally ...
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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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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 ...