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  • n. The consensus of the Muslim community.

Etymologies

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Arabic إجماع

Examples

  • Shariah does, unfortunately, martial law, and the law of holy war - jihad - is settled, there is "ijma" among all law schools that Muslims have a duty to engage in aggressive war to force non-Muslims living under Sharia.

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  • The same applies Sharia, where new interpretations can not be advanced in matters of consensus, "ijma", considered to prevail.

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  • It is basically an "ijma '" group formed up behind the excesses of people like Qutb.

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  • "It is a religion built upon the democratic principles of consultation (shura); building consensus (ijma); finally leading to independent judgment (ijtihad)."

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  • The basis for Islamic law, called fiqh (pronounced "fee-kay"), is first the Qur'an, then the Sunnah (which includes the various collections of ahadith, or sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)), then qiyas or analogies, and finally ijma or consensus of the scholars.

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  • That opinion is based on the Qur'an (the Islamic holy book), the hadith (sayings of Muhammad), other texts about some of Muhammad's early followers, ijma(consensus), qiyas (analogy), and personal reactions to Brittany Spears videos.

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  • Islamic law evolved during the 8th and 9th centuries from key roots of jurisprudence (usul al-fiqh) that included the Qur'an, the example of the Prophet (sunna), analogy (qiyas), and the consensus of the scholarly community (ijma’).

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  • Shafi'i madhahib, the differences between usuli and akhbari, fiqh, ijma, 'aql, qiyas, and ahkam sultaniyya - even as the reader wonders how these concepts are relevant to the discussion at hand: Islam in

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  • Similarly ijma, the third fundamental source of Shari'a, has been narrowly understood to be a consensus among Islamic clerics.

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  • Two further resources in Sunni law were provided by the consensus (ijma `) of the scholars of legal tradition, and by a method of analogical deduction (qiyas).

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