Related Overviews


'Wajib' can also refer to...


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Islam


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

In Islamic jurisprudence, an obligatory act, with failure to perform it being sinful. Wajib acts can be obligatory on every individual (fard al-ayn), such as prayer, or on the entire community (fard al-kifayah), such as burying the dead. In the latter case, if some members perform the act, the obligation on the rest of the community is removed.

See also Fard al-Ayn; Fard al-Kifayah

Subjects: Islam.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.