Sunnah (Arabic: سُنَّة, sunnah, plural Arabic: سُنَن sunan [sunan]), also sunna or sunnat, is the body of literature which discusses and prescribes the traditional customs and practices of the Islamic community, both social and legal, often but not necessarily based on the verbally transmitted record of the teachings, deeds and sayings, silent permissions (or disapprovals) of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, as well as various reports about Muhammad's companions.
This act of lifting the finger during Tashahhud is not a Sunnah.
Thank you for your question. You can so some recommended acts and not others but you must perform all of the necessary acts for wudu to be valid (intention, washing the face once, washing the right hand from the elbow to fingertips once, washing the left arm in the same way one, wiping the front part of the head, wiping both feet) according to Jaffari jurisprudence.
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It is mentioned in many narrations that it is recommended for Muslim man to shorten his moustache. Shortening the moustache does not mean necessarily shaving it completely. It can be one of the forms of shortening it for those who wish to shave it but it is not necessary for all Muslim men to shave the moustache. The Makrouh is to leave the moustache with out shortening till it becomes long and cover the lips. It is recommended for man to shorten or cut from his moustache on every Friday.
No. On the contrary, the authentic evidence from Ahlul Bayt (AS) who don't say but what the Prophet (SAWA) said, is very clear that circumcision is obligatory.
Circumcision is obligatory as an act by itself on every Muslim males and is a condition for validity of Tawaf around the Ka’ba in Hajj or Umra.
Circumcision is obligatory on every Muslim male or convert male to Islam. Being a convert to Islam, it is compulsory for you to get circumcised as the Hadeeth narrated from Imam Jafar Al-Sadiq (AS) that Imam Ali (AS) said: When a man becomes a Muslim, he must get circumcised even if he reached the age of eighty.
( Was'il al-Shia by al-Hurr al-Aamili, vol. 21, page 440.)
It is not allowed for man to perform Tawaf ( around the Ka'bah) if he is not circumcised as it narrated from Imam Jafar Al-Sadiq ( AS): uncircumcised man is not allowed to do Tawaf around Ka'bah. ( Wasa'il al-Shia by al-Hurr al-Aamili, vol. 13, page 270).
Maybe when you get older, inshallah. Allah is with the patient!
This view of the Prophet (s.a.w.) having "long" hair is not absolutely unanimously agreed upon. There are views that the hair should not be longer than the level of the earlobe.
For argument sake, if we were to confirm the view that the Prophet (s.a.w.) or members of the Ahlul Bayt (a.s.) had long hair, then do we have any narrations where the Ma'sumeen have said it is recommended for other?
Did the Prophet (s.a.w.) call it a sunnah, and encourage others to grow their hair? Has it become a common practice among religious men, throughout history, to grow their hair long?
The answer to these questions is all NO.
The view of our esteemed jurists, like Ayatullah al-Udhma Seyid Sistani says that if growing your hair equates to having resemblance of women, then it is haram.
Once case is you yourself want to look like a female, by growing your hair, which is haram. Another case is the society and community you are a part of sees long hair only being for women, in which case you must not go against the 'urf.
If you are also being censured and discouraged by your elders and your teachers, then by no means should you be disobeying them. We must always remember to respect our elders and our teachers who are encouraging us to do good things and right things, even though we might have a different perspective.
A mu'min must present himself in public in the best way possible, with signs of Iman and Taqwa resonating from his appearance and how he conducts himself. This is more important than fashion or hair or anything else.
On the other side, if, in the case that there is no resemblance of a female, and the 'urf around you see it to be absolutely fine, and your parents/elders/teachers also see it to be fine, then yes, you can grow your hair.
We also know that taking care of your hair is a sunnah, by combing it, oiling it, cleaning it, etc.
And Allah knows best.
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Some Sunni schools put emphasis on classifying the ritual prayers in Fard, Sunnah and Nafl. Accordingly, a Fard prayer is a mandatory prayer that Allah has prescribed on His servants (like the five daily prayers). A Sunnah prayer is complementary to the Fard prayer and it is the one that the believer should not miss without justification; however if there is a particular justification, it can be missed. A Nafl prayer is a optional prayer whose performance bring particular blessings but it is not compulsory in any case.
In the Shi'i world all supererogatory prayers are usually called "Nawafil" (plural of "Nafl"). There are ahadith in some Shi'i books, like "Tahdhib al-Ahkam" by Shaykh Tusi, from which we can derive the preference of some Nawafil more than others.
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Thank you for your question. If your premise was that only reported actions of the Prophet (saw) are allowed, no matter what society or context, and that everything else is forbidden, then travelling by plane would not be allowed as planes were not invented at the time of the Prophet (saw) and since he (saw) didn't travel on one, travelling on one is not allowed.
However, if your premise in following the sunnah is that all actions are allowed, except for those forbidden by the Prophet (saw), and that the rest of his (saw) actions either preferable or obligatory (that distinction being decipherable through certain means), then that would not necessitate travelling on a plane being impermissible.
Most scholars and believers work on the second type of premise and others like it rather than the first, and that is why travelling by plane (anywhere) is allowed by the vast majority.
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The daily obligatory Prayers are obligatory to be performed in its time, and the recommended Nafilah for every obligatory Prayer is just recommended and not obligatory. Recommended prayers are very useful and get us nearness to Allah (SWT) but hey are not obligatory on us. There are narrations that recommended prayers are obligatory on the Prophet (SAWA).
We need to try our best to perform the recommended prayers as much as we can, to gain frm the great benefits of it and to be more near to Allah (SWT). In Hadeeth Qudsi that Allah (SWT) says: My servant keeps on performing recommended prayers till I love him, and when I ove im, I will be his ears with which he hears in, and his eyes with which he sees, and hand with which he acts.....
Recommended prayers are not Wajib that if we leave it like we have left an obligatory, but it is very much helpful in our spiritual uplift and we should never ignore trying to perform the recommended prayers as much as we can.
A list of a few good texts about The Prophet (S), his life and teachings:
Sunan An-Nabi https://www.al-islam.org/sunan-nabi-allamah-sayyid-muhammad-husayn-tabat...
The Message https://www.al-islam.org/message-jafar-subhani
Life of the Prophet Mohammad before Starting the Mission https://www.al-islam.org/message-thaqalayn/vol10-n1-2009/life-prophet-mo...
History of Islam up to the Demise of the Prophet (S) https://www.al-islam.org/history-islam-demise-prophet-s-mahdi-pishvai
Hayat Al-Qulub Vol. 2, A Detailed Biography of Prophet Muhammad (S) https://www.al-islam.org/hayat-al-qulub-vol-2-allamah-muhammad-baqir-maj...
Every Sunnah (Recommended) Prayer is in two Rak'ats and not more. The Sunnah prayer for Zohr is in fact Rak'ats (2+2+2+2). This is according to the Prophetic Sunnah narrated from Ahlul Bayt (AS), although some Muslim sects pray 4 Rak'ats only according to their own sect.