INDIA A NATION IN TURMOIL
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Ijma’ (consensus) is one of the four basic principles of Islamic Jurisprudence. It has played a vital social and cultural role in the integration of the Muslim community and in the formation of institutions. Besides its Legal and cultural manifestations, this doctrine occupies a fundamental position in the development of Islamic thought itself. The author has critically studied this doctrine from various angles. The book provides a deep understanding and clear analysis of a difficult problem. The first three chapters are introductory studying the social and political role of ijma’ and its authority. The following chapters present a detailed analysis of its classical theory, its definition, competence, period, jurisdiction, subject-matter and other relevant questions. The last two chapters deal with its comparative study and with the emerging trends in Ijma.