Author: Ahmad Hasan
Publisher: Kitab Bhavan
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171511430
Ijma' - Consensus - is one of the four basic principles of Islamic jurisprudence. This book is a critical study of this doctrine from various angles, and provides a deep understanding and clear analysis of a difficult problem.
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'.
Note on Transliteration
Ijma', An Integrating Force in the Muslim Community
The Political Role of Ijma'
The Argument for the Authority of Ijma'
The Classical Definition of Ijma' : The Nature of Consensus
Competence for Ijma
Period of Time for Ijma'
Subject Matter of Ijma'
Ijma' by Silence
The Evidence of Ijma'
The Condition 0f Time in Ijma'
The Value of Ijma' and the Problem of its Abrogation
Divergence in the Theory of Ijma'
A Comparative Study of Ijma' : Sangha, Sanhedrin, and Church
Modern Trends in Ijma'