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How should insults to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) be handled?

(Ahl al-Sunnah View) Its the responsibility of the state to handle this as blasphemy against the Prophet is a punishable crime under Shariah. There can be three cases of a person who does this: The ...
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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?

Note that among the "founders" of the four sunni madhabs (you quoted, as one should add the dhahiri school, which still exists to them too) only Imam a-Shafi'i really quoted and recorded his osol (...
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Is it permissible to perform funeral prayers for someone who committed suicide?

Yes it is. Allah mentions in the Quran, the people for whom funeral is not allowed: وَلَا تُصَلِّ عَلَىٰ أَحَدٍ مِّنْهُم مَّاتَ أَبَدًا وَلَا تَقُمْ عَلَىٰ قَبْرِهِ ۖ إِنَّهُمْ كَفَرُوا بِاللَّهِ ...
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Did Imam Ash-Shafei reject some hadith?

I am not sure where this opinion is coming from, and I do not claim that it never existed, but I have not come across it. On the contrary, Ahmad ibn 'Abdul-Wahhāb Ash-Shanqīti in his book Khabar al-...
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Why sunni scholars say that shadow for asr time should be measured with addition of zenith shadow of same object?

Zuhr's time starts after the sun has declined from its zenith (Zawal), and Asr's time naturally starts after Zuhr. The issue is that the length of the shadow cast by an object varies with location (...
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Is it blasphemy to question Islam?

Is it blasphemy to question Islam? No, it is not blasphemy to question your belief in Islam. The companions of the Prophet (pbuh) often asked him questions regarding Islam. During the time of the ...
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What to do when my parents forbid me from marrying a girl due to caste?

For the Pathan and Punjabi background, I would like to mention prophet Muhammad SAWW famous hadith: There is no preference for Arabs over non-Arabs, nor for non-Arabs over Arabs. Neither is their ...
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What to do when my parents forbid me from marrying a girl due to caste?

This is such a common issue in many places. I am not going to repeat that in Islam there is no preference of a caste over another, nor a race over another, as it is already mentioned by many answers ...
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Is the hadith of the pond of Khumm authentic? If so, what is the sunni view on it?

The hadith of the pond of Khumm (Arabic: حدیث غدیر خم) has multiple versions, and a multitude of interpretations based on these different versions. The Sunni view is that the hadith is not an ...
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According to the four Sunni schools, is it impermissible to follow an extinct madhhab?

According to the four Sunni schools, it is permissible to follow any school of thought (madhhab) provided that: The sources are the Qur'an or the authenticated Sunnah (depending on the extent of the ...
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Is urinating in toilet while standing haram?

No it is not obligatory to urinate standing up, but it is Sunnah to urinate sitting down. It was narrated that 'Aishah said: "Whoever tells you that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) urinated standing ...
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Are mermaids real in Islam?

This is jurisprudence not aqeedah. إنسان الماء (water human) is a creature which is mentioned in the rulings of food by jurists while their existence is neither confirmed nor denied in Islamic beliefs ...
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What role does "obligatory caution" play in Sunni Islam?

There is no obvious equivalent. I am presenting some different views from Sunni scholars on the topic of taqlid, but I doubt that a clear analogy exists. Shi'a Definitions NOTE: My own translation ...
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What does the "Taqlid Period, after the formation of Madhabs and the closing of the gate of ijtihad" refer to?

Maybe not a final answer, I won't add references, as you may find enough in my relevant posts Taqlid isn't per se something haram, as we are always asked to ask people who have more knowledge than we ...
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Is it allowed to fast the day following the day of Eid el fitr?

The first day of Shawaal is Eid-ul-Fitr but fasting is prohibited on this day. Therefore you can start it the day after. So you can start it on the second day of Shawaal. This site has more info if ...
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Meaning of Ulelamr

There is difference of opinion on this, the following interpretations have been related: It means the rulers ( أمراء ) who are appointed over people. This is because the previous verse instructs them:...
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Is wall permissible material for tayammum?

Basically there's a consensus that tayammum requires clean earth: ... And if you are ill or on a journey or one of you comes from the place of relieving himself or you have contacted women and find ...
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Is Friday prayer replacement for Duhur prayer?

Ruling on doing Zuhr prayer after Jumu’ah - this fatwa concludes with the following: Praying Zuhr after Jumu’ah is a bid’ah and a going astray, instituting a new way which Allaah has not prescribed....
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Is there any verse in the Quran about personal protection?

Two of the popular verses that comes to mind are Al Baqarah verse 195: And spend in the way of Allah and do not throw [yourselves] with your [own] hands into destruction [by refraining]. And do ...
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Figuring out right calculation method of prayer time

To make things clear First of all i repeat saying that I'm no expert on this matter and my answer is based on my interpretation of this article in Arabic (in addition to other references I found). I ...
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Do Sunni Muslims consider whole Bukhari as 100% authentic?

Imam al-Bukhari himself indicated that his collection was not 100% Sahih as per the way he would transmit the narration, and there are several. Imams like ad-Daraqutni, al-Aqili, ibn Hazem and even ...
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Is sex by couples married under nikah mut'ah interpreted as zina in Sunni Islam, and punishable under Sharia?

No nikah al-mut'a isn't punishable (meaning via hadd) in any sunni madhab according almost all sunni scholars and schools (hanafi, maliki and hanbali and the most soundest view of shafi'i ...
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Can a woman's hair be partially visible from Shia and Sunni viewpoints?

As Nadeedm wrote, Shias agree that women must cover all their body parts except hands and face (provided they don't have make-up) but for some reasons Iran has failed to enforce this law uniformly on ...
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Which Sunnis go on Arba'een Pilgrimage?

Your reference is correct stating that Sunni Muslims participate in the Arbaeen for Hussain ibn Ali. An article in the Huffington Post describes the same. Just for further reference, here is a video ...
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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?

Only a specific group of relatives of the Prophet are considered to be Ahl-ul-Bayt. When Shias refer to Ahl-ul-Bayt they do not mean all relatives of the Prophet but this specific group. As authentic ...
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Marriage between different sects in Islam

Ask yourself this - Were Prophets Abraham, Moses, Jesus or Muhammad (Peace be upon all of them) part of any sect? As long as both families believe in the oneness of Allah SWT and that Prophet Muhammad ...
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Why are the Saudi scholars against females driving?

IslamQA.info used to carry translations of Ibn Baaz and Ibn Uthaymeen's edicts on why women should not drive. You can see the archived copy here. Basically, it was their opinion that it could lead to ...
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Why are the Saudi scholars against females driving?

Even the actual head of the Council of Senior Scholars Abdul-Aziz ibn Abdullah Al ash-Sheikh an offspring of Muhammad ibn 'Abdalwahhab is known to be against this as he considers that this might lead ...
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Is anyone at fault for money containing images?

The objective of the following is not to answer your question; rather, to show why it is difficult to give a precise answer. The Islam Q&A Fatwa 256888 stipulates that using money with depictions ...
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Is there any ruling about not paying off your debt and spending on yourself?

In Islam, debt is not a state that is encouraged to be in. In fact the Prophet (SAW) used to seek refuge from being in debt: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) used to make supplication during the prayer ...
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