ijtihad

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Arabic اِجْتِهَاد (ijtihād, diligence).

Noun[edit]

ijtihad (countable and uncountable, plural ijtihads)

  1. (Islam) The process of Muslim jurists making a legal decision by independent interpretation of the Qur'an and the Sunna.

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