7 Common Fiqh Terms

7 Common Fiqh Terms

Understanding what the different Arabic fiqh terms mean is very important for every Muslim as it helps us distinguish between what has been made obligatory for us, what has been made haraam for us and everything in between.

Below we’ve put together a list of 7 common fiqh terms to help Muslims all around the world.

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 1) Fardh (Obligitary) 

A task or action that must be performed. Leaving it out is sinful.

 2) Wajib (Necessary) 

Almost as important as Fardh & never missed by our Prophet (S.A.W). Leaving it out is sinful.

 3) Sunnah 

Anything Sunnah is the way of our Prophet (S.A.W). These acts are liked, practiced and approved.

 4) Mustahab (Desirable) 

An act which is liked. You will be rewarded for doing it. If you don’t, it will not be counted as a wrong.

 5) Nafl (Optional) 

An action or task which is optional. You will be rewarded for participating.

 6) Makrooh (Disliked) 

An act which is disliked.

 7) Haraam 

Something that goes against Islam and is forbidden. Committing an haraam act will make one a major sinner.

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