The Info List - Mustahabb

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Mustahabb (Arabic: مستحبّ‎, lit. 'recommended') is an Islamic term
Islamic term
referring to recommended, favoured or virtuous actions. Mustahabb actions are those whose status of approval in Islamic law (ahkam) falls between mubah (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".[1] Synonyms of mustahabb include masnun and mandub. The opposite of mustahabb is makruh (discouraged).


1 Examples 2 References 3 See also 4 External links

Examples[edit] There are thousands of mustahabb acts,[2] including:

As-Salamu Alaykum (a traditional Islamic greeting, Arabic for "peace be upon you") Sadaqah (charity outside of zakat) Umrah


^ Reuben Levy, The Social Structure of Islam, p. 202 ^ Turner, Colin (2013-12-19). Islam: The Basics. Routledge. p. 133. ISBN 9781134296910. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 

See also[edit]

Ihtiyat Mustahabb

External links[edit]

Difference between the Terms Sunnah and Mustahabb in the Terminology of Islamic Jurisprudence

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