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PostHeaderIcon Scope of Ijtehad and its limitations by Ibtisam Elahi Zaheer

Ijtehad is an effort to apply commands of Allah swt and His Rasool salal laho aliehi wasalam on a new situation as mentioned in Quran and authentic hadith. Ijtehad can be right or wrong due to limitations of human intellect in comparison with Allah swt and His messenger.Ijtehad can be done on issues addressed by ulemas,Imams ,scholars and mujtahideen and a mujtahid gets two rewards if he reaches right decision and he gets one rewrads if he reaches wrong decision provided that his intention is good.It should however be kept in mind that it cannot be done when there is ruling of Allah and His Rasool salal laho aliehi wasalam.Some philosophers and so called intellectuals having limited knowledge of Islam say that there should be ijethad on issues like hijab,polygamy and interest of bank.They forget that all these issues have been addressed by Allah swt and His Rasool salal laho aliehi waslam and no human being has the authority to revisit commands of Allah swt and His Rasool salal laho aliehi wasalam

Last Updated (Tuesday, 29 November 2011 19:19)

 
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