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

Arabic اِجْتِهَاد (ijtihād, “diligence”).

  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

Fun Facts about the name Ijtihad

  • How unique is the name Ijtihad? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Ijtihad was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Ijtihad: Your name in reverse order is Dahitji. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Jdtiaih. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Ijtihad born Nov 16, 1996

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Philippines approximately on 775. Your profession was writer, dramatist, and organizer of rituals.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

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