Citation for Taklif

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"Taklif." In The Oxford Dictionary of Islam. Ed. John L. Esposito. Oxford Islamic Studies Online. Aug 22, 2019. <http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com/article/opr/t125/e2320>.

Chicago

"Taklif." In The Oxford Dictionary of Islam. , edited by John L. Esposito. Oxford Islamic Studies Online, http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com/article/opr/t125/e2320 (accessed Aug 22, 2019).

Taklif

A legal charge or obligation; to entrust or charge someone with a task. A person who meets the legal prerequisites becomes a mukallaf (a person obligated by law to discharge a legal duty). For instance, prayer is a taklif imposed upon those who reach the age of discernment (bulgh). A woman who is menstruating does not have a taklif to perform prayer. Hardship or incapacity will relieve a person from certain obligations or impose less demanding obligations, for instance, praying while sitting down in the case of a sick person. A taklif imposed upon property is an encumbrance.

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