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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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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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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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From the the Sunni Hanafi perspective, can the nafl prayers before Jumu'ah prayers be prayed after Jumu'ah prayers instead?

Is praying two Fard Jumu'ah behind the imam enough? I usually pray 2 sunnah tahiyatul masjid, 4 sunnah kabla-l jumuah, 2 fard with imam, and 4 sunnah ba'dal- Jumu'ah. Is it permissible to omit 4 ...
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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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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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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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After separation and various attempts at a non-Islamic divorce, are we divorced in Sunni Islam?

I have been separated from my husband for a year, we have 3 kids together, I left the house when I was pregnant with my last. We didn't speak or see each other for months then I decided to have a ...
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Sunni - Is it obligatory for a Muslim to adhere to one specific School of Thought (Madhhab)?

[This question has been asked and seeking answers from Sunni or Ahlus Sunnah perspective] Assalamu 'Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh. This is a very hot and one of the most heavily debated issue ...
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How should I perform Tasleem when joining late

How should I perform the tasleem on the fourth rakat when I join late in jamaat. Lets say on the third rakat? Do I complete it as everyone does and then do the remaining missed rakat? Do the missed ...
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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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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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Is there a correct way to do dua after salaah? (Sunni, Hanafi, Deobandi viewpoint)

Is there a correct way to perform dua after salaah? I have been told that, if you do not mention the prophet of Islam in your dua's, your dua does not get accepted apparently. I'm Not sure if this is ...
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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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Is it common for Muslims to pray during Salah?

On a recent visit to Jemaa el-Fnaa in Marakesh I observed very few people pray during Jumu'ah and Asr, despite being in the proximity of Koutoubia Mosque. Being rather uneducated about Islam, I ...
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If stains/traces of madhiy remain on garment after sprinkling water over it, does it matter?

We know that if we sprinkle a handful of water over madhiy on a garment, it is sufficient according to the most authentic opinion. But I have a doubt. If stains or traces of madhiy still remain after ...
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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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Hazrat Umar and bibi Fatima incident

What's the Sunni take on/perspective on incident of Hazrat Umar and bibi Fatima when he charged her during her pregnancy?
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Few Questions about the soul and body

Assalamualaikum brothers and sisters, I am quite curious about the body - soul relationship in human beings. What I wanted to know is : Can the soul have senses (see, hear, smell, etc.), speak, or ...
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Is there any ruling about not paying off your debt and spending on yourself?

I leant my friend £400 no questions asked as he was my best friend. He had previosly paid me back straightaway when he borrowed money so I didn't doubt him. We have known each other for over 20 years. ...
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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 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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Can a woman marry before divorce?

A woman got married to another man a few days before khula with her first husband, although the khula process was going on for more than six months and the woman and first husband had been separate ...
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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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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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Can we see Allah in the hereafter, the same way we see the other things? (Sunni view)

Can we see Allah in the Hereafter, the same way we see the other things? EDIT @owari commented the link to this page that has already listed the Shia references from Quran and Hadith that watching ...
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What is the most correct Sunni tafseer of saying "enter houses from their doors", in verse 2:189?

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim. Alhamdulillahi rabbil-'alamin. Was-Salatu was-Salam 'ala Sayyidina wa Azimina, Wa Habibi Qulubina wa Shafii Nufusina, Abul Qasim Muhammad. Wa 'ala Ahli Bayti tayyibina ...
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Why is cooking and cleaning not the duty of the wife?

After reading Muṣannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, 29677, we get to know that the Prophet Muhammad PBUH gave his daughter, Hazrat Fatima (RA) the duty of managing the affairs of the household while he gave his ...
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Is Marriage Annul if Wife runs from home with out husband's concern

Is the marriage Annul if Wife keeps running from husband's home with out husbands permission to her parents house and stays with them for months together with out husband's consent, stating false ...
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Will you be punished if you not stay until sunrise after fajr

My uncle told me that if you dont wait until sunrise after fajr prayer you will be punished is this true?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does zina in iddah spoils iddah?

I am performing iddah after getting divorce from my husband, still one month is left to complete. Due to some urgent problem I needed a man's help and to solve my issue he demanded me to do zina. I ...
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What is the precise meaning of “not of those who have evoked anger or of those who are astray”? (1:7) (Sunni view)

According to the last verse of Surah al-Fatiha, it says: The path of those upon whom You have bestowed favor, not of those who have evoked [Your] anger or of those who are astray. (7) ...
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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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Is it okay to say Jumuah Mubarak?

I have said Jumuah Mubaraka to someone and he said don't say that as sahaba did not do that. This got me thinking.. Can someone clarify with me, is it forbidden to say Jumuah Mubaraka?
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If madhiy comes out before semen is ejaculated, and then semen is ejaculated, is the semen mixed with madhiy considered najis?

If madhiy comes out before the ejaculation of semen, and then semen is ejaculated, and then the semen mixes with the madhiy, is the semen mixed with madhiy considered to be pure or najis? I'm of the ...
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How did Adam and Hawwa multiply?

Bismillah. Alhamdulillahi rabbil-'alamin was-Salatu was-Salam 'ala Sayyidil-Mursalin wa 'ala 'Alihi wa Sahbihi Ajma'in. So the question is How did Adam and Hawwa multiply? I'd like to know both Sunni ...
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Are muʿtazilah scholar considered as heretics according to sunni scholar?

Are muʿtazilah scholar considered as heretics according to sunni scholar? If yes when why do sunni scholar considered Muʿtazilah heretic
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Was Muhsin Ibn Ali (Radhi'allahu'anhu) a grandson of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW), according to authentic Sunni sources?

I tried to search online but I was not able to find answers. I want to know if our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu'alayhiwassalam) had a third grandson whose name was Muhsin Ibn Ali (Radhi'allahu'...
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Sacrificial meat and pets

What is the ruling regarding feeding your pet (cat) with sacrificial meat. What about stray dogs?
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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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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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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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According to Sunni, what is the gauge that shows it is mandatory for a Muslim to go to Haj (Wajib-al-Haj)?

I have heard that going to Haj is not Wajib(mandatory) for those people who cannot afford to pay the expense of this trip. But my question is that how we can recognize if it is Wajib for us to go to ...
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Who has the authority to assign successor (caliph)? God? prophet? people? (Sunni view)

The society of Muslims needs to be guided by caliph after prophet Mohammad (PBUH). Hence, after the death of holy prophet (PBUH), a caliph was assigned to guide and rule the Muslims. According to my ...
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