Dictionary term

Definition of "Al-batil"

Lit: Futile, false, vain, invalid, void. Tech: A juristic expression about something that is unlawful in substance as well as in description (wasf). The Hanafite jurists distinguish between batil and fasid, the latter denoting something which is not inherently void but has conditions or characteristics which make it void. Other jurists do not distinguish between batil and fasid.

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