Taysir

Deceit through Facilitation.

Meme

This is a subtle doctrine that essentially means that if a Muslim is unable to fulfil some aspect of his religious practice, then he is not obligated to attempt to do so (not having to observe all the tenets of sharia).

For example: a Muslim would not sin by eating non-halal (“haram”) food if no halal food is available or by missing prayers if there is no place or opportunity to pray.

Another example: Muslims living in non-Muslim countries can claim that they don’t believe in various parts of the sharia (stoning adulterers, cutting thieves hands off, and so on), instead they can just set it aside by the doctrine of Taysir, waiting until circumstances change so that they can apply it.