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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Is praying one rak'ah witr after Isha' prayer ok?

What are the orders of praying 1 rak'ah witr after the Isha' prayer? I know they are 3 rak'at, ut is it allowed to offer 1 rak'ah too? I have seen Ahl-Hadees praying in this way, they offer 4 Farz, 2 ...
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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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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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Who is Part of Ahlul Bayt? (For Sunnis)

"Ahl" is a accusative masculine noun. In Arabic, it covers several meanings. It begins with Husband and wife. And if they have children, they become part of the "Ahl." "Bayt" is genitive masculine ...
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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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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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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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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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If a woman with a mental disorder incorrectly believes she is raped and falsely accuses a man, will she be punished?

I've found the following fatwa which shows rulings for the punishment of rape: http://islamqa.info/en/158282 I have a question about the following section: A woman’s claim to have been forced ...
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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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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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Shares in company which manufactures non haraam products

If I become a partial owner of a company via investment, i.e. I buy 100 shares in a company which gives me 1% ownership. If the company sells non haraam products, i.e. metal, but has a loan on which ...
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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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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 I eat something from Non Muslim when it could be a chance that it is from Interest Income

I am working in private company where everyday I get an offer to eat something which they brought from their home-town or somewhere else. Actually when interest credited in my account, I take it and ...
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Once in hell, under what known circumstances will a person be able to leave?

Of course, as Muslims we believe that Allah knows what we do not. However, I was wondering what known circusmstances there are under which a person in hell will be able to leave, taking into account ...
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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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Does the Quran contain all of Allah's revelations? (Sunni view)

Source: islamhelpline.com Hadith-e-Qudsi is a term used which signifies that the meaning of the hadith is from Allah Subhanah, and the words are related from the Messenger of Allah (saws), ...
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Can only two persons, male & female perform nikah without the helpof imam, vali & witness?

Can only two persons, male & female perform nikah without the help of imam, wali & witness? And, who can make khutba for personal nikah ?
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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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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 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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Heaven on Earth?

According to Christianity, the garden of Eden where Adam and Eve were created is/was on Earth. Does Islam also believe that Adam and Eve were created on Earth, or where they created in a paradise ...
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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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How to show blessings?

Hence some of the salaf (righteous predecessors) said: Whoever conceals a blessing has denied it, but whoever manifests it and spreads it has given thanks for it. Ibn al-Qayyim said, commenting ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Did Umar Say That if There Was Not Ali , Then He undoubtedly killed? [closed]

Some Shiites believes that Umar (Arabic: عمر بن الخطاب, translit.: `Umar ibn Al-Khattāb) the second caliphate declared a famous sayings which designated on outranking and overriding of Ali. I want to ...
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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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Why doesn't divorce require witnesses (Sunni View)?

(I originally asked the same question but it was answered only by Shi'a brothers. Since there were no Sunni answers, I accepted that answer and opened this new question requesting a Sunni view.) Why ...
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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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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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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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How many Rakat in Salat (Fard Salat only)?

How many Rakat in Salat from Hanafi and other Sunni schools opinion? I would like to know how many Rakats that is Fard/Must for Fajr, Zuhr, Asr, Maghrib and Isha.
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Is a man allowed to deny his wife sexually?

Lets imagine that a man's wife had upset him a great deal day in day out over many years (to the extent that it is considered emotional abuse where he needs counselling to recover). To show his wife ...
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What is “the straight path” (الصراط المستقیم)? (Sunni view)

In accordance with Surah Al-Fatiha (Al-Hamd): 6, it says: Guide us to the straight path - (6) اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ ﴿٦ According to Shiite, there are some tafseers from the mentioned ...
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Why are the Saudi scholars against females driving?

Saudi scholars claim that it is against the Sharia for women to drive. What are their evidences and reasoning?
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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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Does getting killed by a woman affect eligibility for 72 houris?

From Isil fanatics 'fear being killed by a woman will deprive them of virgins in paradise' The increasing number of female soldiers taking to the front line against extremists of the Islamic ...
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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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Is fast valid without niyyat?

In month of ramadhan, most people have their fasting without niyyath and some of the them are not even having their sehari. Is this fast acceptable to Allah (c.c)?
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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 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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