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A '''Mujtahid''' (مجتهد‎, ''’muğtahid'') is a Muslim jurist who is qualified to interpret the law and thus to generate [[Ijtihad]].   
 
A '''Mujtahid''' (مجتهد‎, ''’muğtahid'') is a Muslim jurist who is qualified to interpret the law and thus to generate [[Ijtihad]].   
  
The qualifications for a mujtahid were set out in the 11<sup>th</sup> century by Abul Husayn al-Basri  in "al Mu’tamad fi Usul al-[[Fiqh]]".  These were accepted by later [[Sunni]] scholars, including al-Ghazali, although al-Ghazali believed that [[Bid'ah|innovation]] had ended, as there was nobody qualified to be a Mujtahid. Such qualifications require proficiency in [[Shariah|Shari'ah]] and its interpretation.
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The qualifications for a mujtahid were set out in the 11<sup>th</sup> century by Abul Husayn al-Basri  in "al Mu’tamad fi Usul al-[[Fiqh]]".  These were accepted by later [[Sunni]] scholars, including [[al-Ghazali]], although al-Ghazali believed that [[Bid'ah|innovation]] had ended, as there was nobody qualified to be a Mujtahid. Such qualifications require proficiency in [[Shariah|Shari'ah]] and its interpretation.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 15:13, 18 September 2019

A Mujtahid (مجتهد‎, ’muğtahid) is a Muslim jurist who is qualified to interpret the law and thus to generate Ijtihad.

The qualifications for a mujtahid were set out in the 11th century by Abul Husayn al-Basri in "al Mu’tamad fi Usul al-Fiqh". These were accepted by later Sunni scholars, including al-Ghazali, although al-Ghazali believed that innovation had ended, as there was nobody qualified to be a Mujtahid. Such qualifications require proficiency in Shari'ah and its interpretation.