taqlid

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From Arabic تقليد (taqlīd) ‘imitation’.

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taqlid (uncountable)

  1. (Islam) Conformity to traditional legal decisions in Shari'a jurisprudence.
    • 2000: Muslims must not imagine that their sole duty was taqlid, the emulation of a jurist. — Karen Armstrong, The Battle for God (Harper 2004, p. 128)