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Misunderstanding about the Usuli Maxim "no Ijtihad in the presence of a text" and its clarifications

Amanullah, Muhammad (2016) Misunderstanding about the Usuli Maxim "no Ijtihad in the presence of a text" and its clarifications. In: Kuala Lumpur International Business, Economics and Law Conference (KLIBEL 9), 17-18 December 2016, Kuala Lumpur.

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There is a misunderstanding among some students and scholars of Islamic jurisprudence that if a Qur’anic or Sunna’ic text is available on a particular issue, in order to derive the rule for this issue, neither is ijtihad required nor is it allowed. Rather, this text is sufficient to know the rule and implement it. This misunderstanding goes back to a wellknown usuli maxim: “No ijtihad in the presence of a text.” Using the method of critical analysis, this research intends to remove this misunderstanding and provide the correct understanding about this maxim and issues related to it.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 3031/55667
Uncontrolled Keywords: Misunderstanding, Ijtihad, Qur’anic Text, Sunna’ic Text,
Subjects: K Law > KBP Islamic Law
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of English Language & Literature
Depositing User: Prof Muhammad Amanullah Amanullah
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2017 17:57
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2019 12:44
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/55667

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