ijtihad


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ijtihad

(ˌɪdʒtəˈhɑːd)
n
an attempt to derive a legal ruling from the Koran
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Noun1.ijtihad - the endeavor of a Moslem scholar to derive a rule of divine law from the Koran and Hadith without relying on the views of other scholars; by the end of the 10th century theologians decided that debate on such matters would be closed and Muslim theology and law were frozen; "some reform-minded Islamic scholars believe that reopening ijtihad is a prerequisite for the survival of Islam"
interpretation - an explanation that results from interpreting something; "the report included his interpretation of the forensic evidence"
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According to a Ministry press release, the two sides will co-ordinate efforts to consecrate Ijtihad (interpretation) and promote the noble principles of Islam advocating moderation, tolerance and solidarity and banishing all forms of fanaticism, extremism and violence.
Dr Mohammad Yousuf Goraya in his book 'Ijtihad or Ilhad' wrote that 'there is no concept of absentee landlordism in Islam', and had referred to Ijtihad of Imam Abu Hanifa declaring the tenancy system against the tenets of Islam.
Munir Benjour on Iqbal and Ijtihad. Zitouna University announced establishment of Iqbal Chair in the University.
Before attaining Ijtihad (juristic reasoning), he was a pupil of such prominent Islamic scholars as Imam Khomeini, Allameh Tabatabayee, Ayatollah Meshkini and many others in the Qom Seminary.
They favored Ijtihad and open the door of Ijtihad of an independent reasoning.
They cover collective ijtihad and genomics, genomics and rethinking human nature, and widening the scope of ethical deliberations.
Allam said in a statement that the Holy Qur'an detailed the way of sharing inheritance and these texts are expressly established and Ijtihad is not applied on expressly established texts from the Qur'an and Sunnah.
They also emphasised the need for revival of Iqbal's message of Ijtihad (reasoning) to shun extremism, sectarianism and theocracy.
He through his lectures attempted to emphasise the fact that the modern era demands from Islam to relive the concept of Ijtihad that was closed after Imam Ghazali.
Talking to officials of CII, the delegation actively participated in the brotherly discussion on topics of Ijtihad and Fatwa in accordance with current requirements of the day.
"Our jurisprudents have decided that there matters of ijtihad, the independent reasoning as opposed to imitation, cannot be dismissed."