Ijtihad

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Ijtihad (اجتهاد‎, ’iğtihād) is a technical term of Islamic law that describes the process of making a legal decision by independent interpretation of the legal sources, the Qur'an and the Sunnah. The opposite of ijtihad is taqlid, Arabic for "imitation".

See Also

  • Shariah - A hub page that leads to other articles related to Shari'ah