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FARD AL-KIFAYAH
FARD AL-KIFAYAH. In Muslim legal doctrine the fard al-kifayah (lit., “duty of the sufficiency”) defines a communal responsibility. According to this doctrine, within a community of Muslims, if some religious obligation belonging to the category of fard al-kifayah is not fulfilled, the whole have collectively sinned. If a sufficient number of the community undertake the …