Makruh
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Makruh

In Islamic terminology, something which is makruh (Arabic: ‎, transliterated: makrooh or makr?h) is a disliked or offensive act (literally "detestable" or "abominable"[1]). This is one of the five categories (al-ahkam al-khamsa) in Islamic law - wajib/fard (obligatory), Mustahabb/mandub (recommended), mubah (neutral), makruh (disapproved), haram (forbidden).[2]

Though a makruh act is not haram (forbidden) or subject to punishment, a person who abstains from this act will be rewarded.[1]Muslims are encouraged to avoid such actions when or as possible. It is one of the degrees of approval (ahkam) in Islamic law.

Examples

Examples of something considered Makruh are the use of a great amount of water when performing ritual purifications known as the wudu (partial ablution, or abdest) and ghusl (full ablution) or the consumption of garlic before attending the mosque or socializing with others.[1][3]

An example of a food which is considered Makruh for Muslims of the Hanafi Madh'hab is prawns (but only for Hanafi Madh'hab).[4] There are, however, shared attitudes within the Hanafi school of whether shrimp are considered water game and are thereby halal. Hanafis believe that you should refrain from it and eat something else if possible.[5]

Other examples of Makruh acts in Islam include swearing, talking while taking ablutions for prayer, biting nails, and slaughtering an animal for food where other animals of its kind can see it.[]

Most Shia scholars regard anal sex between a married couple as makruh.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c al-D?n, M?'il Y?suf ?Izz (2004). Islamic Law: From Historical Foundations to Contemporary Practice. Edinburgh University Press. p. 98. ISBN 9780748614592. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ Campo, Juan Eduardo (2009). Encyclopedia of Islam. infobase. p. 284. ISBN 9781438126968. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ Sonbol, Amira El Azhary, ed. (June 1996). Women, the Family, and Divorce Laws in Islamic History. Syracuse University Press. p. 265. ISBN 9780815603832. Retrieved 2014.
  4. ^ Lawful to you is the pursuit of water game and its use for food, for the benefit of yourselves and those who travel; ....[5:96]..
  5. ^ Ruling on Shrimp, archived from the original on 2013-12-02



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