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Mustahabb actions are those whose ruling (ahkam) in Islamic law falls between mubah (neutral; neither encouraged nor discouraged) and wajib (compulsory). One definition is "duties recommended, but not essential; fulfilment of which is rewarded, though they may be neglected without punishment". Synonyms of mustahabb include masnun and mandub. The opposite of mustahabb is makruh (discouraged).
There are possibly thousands of mustahabb acts, including:
- As-Salamu Alaykum (a traditional Islamic greeting) (though responding to the greeting is an obligation)
- Sadaqah (charity outside of zakat)
- Umrah (except in the Shafi'i and Hanbali madhhab, wherein it is fard)
- ^ Reuben Levy, The Social Structure of Islam, p. 202
- ^ ZAROUG, ABDULLAHI HASSAN (1985). "THE CONCEPT OF PERMISSION, SUPEREROGATORY ACTS AND ASETICISM [sic] IN ISLAMIC JURISPRUDENCE". Islamic Studies. 24 (2): 167–180. ISSN 0578-8072.
- ^ Turner, Colin (2013-12-19). Islam: The Basics. Routledge. p. 133. ISBN 9781134296910. Retrieved 8 July 2014.
- Difference between the Terms Sunnah and Mustahabb in the Terminology of Islamic Jurisprudence
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