Af’âl-i Mukallafîn


Af’âl-i Mukallafîn

It is called Îmân to like and to admit sincerely, that is, to believe, all of what Rasûlullah (sall-Allâhu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said. Those who believe so are called Mu’min. It is called Kufr not to believe even one piece of what he said, and to doubt if it is good and correct. People who disbelieve so are called Kâfir.

Things which Allâhu ta’âlâ clearly commands in the Qur’ân al-kerîm are called Fard. Things which He clearly forbids and prohibits by saying “don’t” are called Harâm. Things which Allâhu ta’âlâ doesn’t clearly command but which are acts our Prophet praised or which he habitually did or which he did not prohibit, though seeing them done, are called Sunnat. It is kufr (disbelief) to dislike the sunnat. It is not a sin not to do them, as long as you like them. Those things which are not liked by him, and which also eradicate the blessings of worships are called Makrûh. The things which are neither commanded nor prohibited are called Mubâh. All these commands and prohibitions are called Sharî’at or Af’âl-i mukallafîn or Ahkâm-i Islamiyya.

Af’âl-i mukallafîn consists of eight aspects: Fard, wâjib, sunnat, mustahab, mubâh, harâm, makrûh, mufsid. Things that are not prohibited, or though prohibited, their prohibition has been abolished through one of the reasons which the Sharî’at accepts as an excuse, a hindrance or a necessity, are called Halâl. All mubahs are halâl. For example, it is halâl to lie in order to reconcile two Muslims. Everything that is halâl may not be mubâh. For example, it is not mubâh, but it is makrûh to go shopping while the adhân is being called. Nevertheless, it is halâl. A Muslim crier calls Muslims to pray when it is prayer time; this public announcement is called the adhân.


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