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Is it sunnah to put hands on chest/heart after shaking hands?

No, it isn't Sunnah Shaking hands is something that is encouraged in sharia, and it is a cause of sins being forgiven. It was narrated that al-Bara’ ibn ‘Aazib (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: ...
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Is it a sin to offer only fard salat?

Note: This is a controversial topic. When Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said his companions to do something, by that he meant it. Which means there is no other go for the followers. And that is Fard. But, ...
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What hair length am I allowed to keep as a girl?

I don't know from where people get that it is prohibited, as this has no backup unless from local customs! Here is a reference to the Fatwa @Abdel Rahman Shamel mentioned. You find in Sahih Muslim ...
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How is the Sunnah different to the Hadith?

This is an amazing question, and hopefully I can provide an answer that will clear your confusion. What is the Sunnah? Sunnah is what the Prophet (SAW) did on regular basis, said, or approved (...
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What is the modern-day applicability of "teach your children... horse riding"?

Authenticity of the hadith The hadith you mentioned is not actually a hadith attributed to the Prophet; rather, an athar attributed to ‘Umar ibn Al Khattab without authentication: Teach your children ...
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Does Islam support putting flowers on a grave to reduce punishment?

The hadith is in Sahih Muslim: Once the Prophet, while passing through one of the graveyards of Medina or Mecca heard the voices of two persons who were being tortured in their graves. The Prophet (ﷺ)...
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Is it permissible to give the name Manaf (مناف)?

Manaf was a pre-Islamic idol which the Arabs believed was God and touched it for blessings[1]. There's no actual meaning of the name. I think it's not a good idea to name oneself after false deities. ...
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What are we recommended to do or frowned upon on Friday's according the Qur'an and Sunnah?

Assalamu alaikum, so as you know Fridays are special days in Islam. If you want to worship in the best ways you must look at to messenger of Allah and the prophet Rasulallah (Pbuh). How is he ...
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If God does not like dogs to be kept as pets, why is it not in the Quran? Is the hadith about dogs untrue?

The test Allah created this world in such a way to serve the purpose of testing people, he says: [He] who created death and life to test you [as to] which of you is best in deed - and He is the ...
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Is it part of the Sunnah to fast for 6 days in the month next to Ramadan?

Ahadith on the recommendation to fast 6 days of shawwal Generally we are recommended to fast outside of Ramadan. The only days we are not allowed to fast are: the two Eids and the three days of ...
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Why don't we pray the Sunnah Rakaats of Salah in Jamaat (Congregation)?

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (may Allah have mercy on him) said: Voluntary prayers done in congregation are of two types, one of which it is Sunnah to do in congregation, such as the eclipse ...
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My father gets angry every time I pass Salam. Does that mean I should stop saying Salam when he's around?

"Obedience is only in righteousness (الطاعة بالمعروف)" means you do not obey anyone who commands to commit misdeeds or to abstain from obligatory duties. However in affairs in which you have choice ...
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How to be a proper Imam in a congregation of fardhu correctly? (Leading of Prayers)

Brother @Sayyid has given you specific answers to your questions. And i want to give you some general rules as an Imam: If there is an other brother who can do Iqama or Adhan let him get the tawab, ...
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How to be a proper Imam in a congregation of fardhu correctly? (Leading of Prayers)

wailaikum salam Fajr: Should I be doing Iqamat too since there's no other male around? Yes you can do the adhan and iqamah. It's not necessary to have someone else do it. After which, I ...
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Do the caliphs have the right to alter an Islamic ruling established by the Holy Prophet (PBUH)?

No, Caliphs are not allowed to change the orders of allah nor the prophet. However, the prophet (PBUH) specifically asked us to follow the 4 rightly guided caliphs(Abu baker, Umar, Othman, Ali) ...
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Why the most disliked places on Earth are the bazaars?

Bazars are place where people buy and sell worldly goods. Though there is nothing wrong in doing business, it is place where we can easily forget about worshiping Allah in the eagerness to earn more. ...
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Can we praise other people?

Know that the life of this world is but amusement and diversion and adornment and boasting to one another and competition in increase of wealth and children - like the example of a rain whose [...
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Is it harm to curse (i.e., use swearwords)?

At the initial step, I ought to mention that it doesn't justify your negative practice that you said "I curse a lot because i am surrounded by many teenagers who also curse a lot.". At the second ...
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How to take care of one's brain?

Brother there may not be specific verses or hadiths that tell us "do this and that to take care of your brain", but we believe Islam is not just a religion, but a way of life, so to follow the rulings ...
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Salam to non-Muslims

Assalam-O-Alaikum is an Arabic phrase meaning "Peace be on you". So applying the same logic of your question, can it be sin to say "Peace be on you" in English? Obvious answer is no.
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What are we recommended to do or frowned upon on Friday's according the Qur'an and Sunnah?

Here some prohibitions and recommendations which maybe an additions to the given answer: Prohibitions We are discouraged to fast Friday only (see for example in sahih Muslim and in sahih al-Bukhari)....
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Is it part of the Sunnah to fast for 6 days in the month next to Ramadan?

Yes, it is Sunnah to fast for 6 days in the month next to Ramadan which is the month of Shawwal. It was narrated from Abu Ayyub that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “Whoever fasts Ramadan then ...
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What are the complete writings of Islam? Qur'an, Hadith, Ahadith, Sunnah, Tafsir, etc? How do they relate to each other? Chart? Map?

The Quran: Is the book or the words of Allah, it is a divine text. Tafseer: Refers to any kind of human interpretation of the Quranic text. It might be based on other Quranic verses, Ahadith, ...
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What is the prescribed duration of breast feeding?

Walaikum salammm warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, Allaah has enjoined breastfeeding in His Book, when He said (interpretation of the meaning): “The mothers shall give suck to their children for two ...
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If I e.g. breathe, is it Sunnah because prophet also used to breathe?

All Praise to Allah Subhanahu wa Taala and blessings of Him be on Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him His family and companions, Say, [O Muhammad], "If you should love Allah , then follow me, [so] ...
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What is the sunnah of cutting nails?

All Praise to Allah Subhanahu wa Taala and blessings of Him be on Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him His family and companion 'A'isha reported: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) loved to start from the ...
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Is it generally important to eat an odd number of dates?

No, it even isn't Sunnah There is no evidence from the Sunnah that the Prophet intentionally ate an odd number of dates. Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy on him) said: It is not ...
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What happened to the slave girls of the prophet?

The hadith appears in about the same wording in sahih al-Bukhari in the book wills and testaments and the book of military expeditions and in sunan an-Nasa'i and in al-Hakim's al-Mustadrak. Similar ...
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How many Sunnah and Nafl rak'at one should offer in Jumuah salah according to all the 4 Imaams?

Evidences for sunnah or nafl before the jumu'ah prayer Let's start by some evidences: "Whoever takes a bath on Friday, purifies himself as much as he can, then uses his (hair) oil or perfumes ...
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