AYNI and KIFAI
WAJIB acts have been further classified as AYNI and KIFAI:
WajibeAyni are those obligatory acts with which every individual Muslim is charged, like the daily prayers and fasting during the month of Ramadhan. But WajibeKifai remains a collective obligation on the general Muslim populace, until it is performed by one or few among them, thus relieving the rest of the obligation.
Like the social obligations of qualifying as a doctor, becoming a soldier, a judge, a farmer or a businessman, and in this form of obligation is included the rituals of GhusleMayyit, kafan and burial etc.
Adapted from the book: "Fiqh and Fuqaha"
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