ijtihad

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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; such a jurist is a mujtahid

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