The difference between ‘prohibited’ and ‘not permissible’

Reference: Sharh ‘Umdatil-Fiqh – Tape No.4, Question No.23

Question: Is there a difference between the saying of the scholars ‘this is prohibited ( حرام )’ or ‘this is not permissible’ ( لا يجوز )?

Response: That which is ‘prohibited’ is ‘not permissible’. The phrase ‘not permissible’ is equivalent to ‘prohibited’.

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.

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