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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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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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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Why do Sunni Muslims say that Ahmadis are not Muslims?

In comments on another question, System Down says "the rest of the Muslims believe that Mirza Ghulam Ahmad's claims are false, and that he is a false claimant to prophethood" and links to a table in ...
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Is it accepted by Sunni scholars that Imam Ali a.s performed Keramat?

The story of death of Salman Al-Farsi r.a. the Persian Sahabi of prophet is mentioned in different Shia books like this reference. It includes that Imam Ali passed a long distance in very short period ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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 Shia ...
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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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Do step by step instructions exist on how to perform the purest supplication?

I originally had a question about: Quran - 40/60: Call upon Me; I will respond to you. What I wanted to know was, how do you go about calling Allah? It seems I have found the answer: Quran - 2/...
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Umar recoursed (Tawassol) to the uncle of the Prophet(s) (Sunni view)

عَنْ عُمَرَ بْنِ الْخَطَّابِ : أنّه کَانَ إِذَا قَحَطُوا اسْتَسْقَى بِالْعَبَّاسِ بْنِ عَبْدِالْمُطَّلِبِ ، فَقَالَ: اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّا کُنَّا نَتَوَسَّلُ إِلَیْکَ بِنَبِیِّنَا فَتَسْقِينَا، ...
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What is the role of the brother in the family once the father is dead?

Backstory: Until fairly recently, my family used to be a very good one; an example to society of what a good functioning muslim family looks like. Me and my sister were doing extremely well in school ...
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Sunni view on the Twelver Shia Imams? (Hadeeth request)

During a visit to Medinah I interestingly saw the names of the twelve Shi'a Imams (i.e. of the Twelvers, the mainstream Shi'a) —peace be upon them— with their reputations, around two ...
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Ruling on shaving the head?

I have some hair damage and was recommended to shave my head to regrow new hair again. Is this forbidden? I know it is haram to imitate a man or a Kuffar women but I'm doing neither, I only want to ...
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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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What form were Adam and Eve created in?

What does Islam say about Adam and Eve in terms of what state they were created in, i.e: Were they created in physical form in paradise Were they created in spiritual form in paradise Were they ...
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Inheritance division

I've been told that if someone dies, their assets MUST be divided correctly between the heirs asap based on Islamically outlined division percentages, otherwise the person(s) stopping the correct ...
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Are Hadith of the Prophet (SAW) accurate?

The Qur'an has never been changed and it can never be changed and so we should all for it. However Muslims also follow the Hadiths of the Prophet (SAW). How do we know that what has been written in ...
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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 can we define Ahle Sunnat wal Jamaat?

How can we define and categorize Ahle Sunnat wal Jamaat in modern times? Especially when a lot of groups who do not adhere to the principles of Ahle Sunnat wal Jamaat label themselves as Ahle Sunnat ...
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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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Did Muawiyah ibn Abi Sufyan become the ruler of Muslims in a legitimate way?

Muawiyah ibn Abi Sufyan ruled Islamic Caliphate from 661 till 680. Did he come to the power in a legitimate way (according to Quran and hadith)? I am only interested in the views of Sunni Muslim ...
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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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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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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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Is wall permissible material for tayammum?

I was taught that a wall or any place that has the capability to acquire dirt can be used for tayammum but after going through this answer on What are the materials used for tayammum? which prohibits ...
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How to distribute a person's property who doesn't have any children?

How is the property of a deceased person who left a wife but no children distributed? He has 2 brothers, 1 older (no children and a widow) who died 10 years ago and another younger brother (who 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 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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it permissible to take false oath on Quran to save self honour/ self respect?

I am aware that taking a false oath by Quran is considered a major grave sin and should be avoided at all costs. However, in dire circumstances, is it permissible for a person to take a false oath on ...
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Is hijama allowed during fasting on Ramadan?

I want to know if it's allowed while fasting according to the Quran and Sunnah to do hijama during the month of Ramadan?
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Is my wall pak after being exposed to waste-water?

I used to have a problem with moisture developing on my bathroom wall. According to the plumber, this was due to a leak in the waste-water pipe from the commode upstairs; the water would accumulate ...
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Can we ask another person who is more faithful than us to ask our demands from Allah ? is this Tavassol or not?(Sunni view )

There is a Hadith in Sunni sources which reads: Narrated Anas: Whenever there was drought, Umar bin Al-Khattab used to ask Allah for rain through Al-Abbas bin Abdul Muttalib, saying, "O ...
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I stopped eating sehri 3:40 (twilight time), then I found out twilight time is 3:28. Is my fast still valid?

After having read here and according to the Holy Quran: until the white thread (light) of dawn appears to you distinct from the black thread (darkness of night) [al-Baqarah 2:187] I was under the ...
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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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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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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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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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