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Definition 1: 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 - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where ijtihad or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • some reform-minded Islamic scholars believe that reopening ijtihad is a prerequisite for the survival of Islam

(ijtihad is a kind of ...) an explanation that results from interpreting something

"the report included his interpretation of the forensic evidence"

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