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Definition of "Al-safahah"

Lit: Foolishness, imprudence. Tech: The quality of squander- ing wealth recklessly and against the spirit of the shari‘ah. It includes ’israf and tabdhir. The quality of safahah invites the law of hajr by which the state can impose such restrictions on the utilization of assets as may be necessary to safeguard personal and social interests. One who has the quality of safahah is known as al-safih, which is the antonym of al-rashWd. Sufahah include minor children, extravagant persons and those who spend money to promote evil in the society. See also al-hajr.

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