Could you tell me what Fardh-e-Ain and Fardh-e-Kifaayah are and what is the difference between the two

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Could you also tell me which one means we all have to go and fight


1. Fardh-e-Ayn: It is an obligatory act which every individual has to fulfil, e.g. Fardh Salaat. (Shaami vol.1 pg.42; HM Saeed)

2. Fardh-e-Kifaayah: It is an obligatory act, however, by some people acting upon it the rest shall be absolved of their obligation, e.g. Janaaza Salaat. (Ibid)

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