Lit. “That which is disliked.” It is the opposite of mustahab. One of five classifications for an action in fiqh or Islamic Law. A mukruh action is one which brings a person closer to Allah and will be rewarded in the akhira if one avoids it; but if one does perform it, it is not considered a sin. For example, talking while performing wudhu, divorce, etc. It is a form of disapproval in the Shariah, without outright forbidding it.

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