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mujtahid

[mooj-tah-hid]
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noun Islam.
  1. a person who has been certified as capable of interpreting religious law.

Origin of mujtahid

1805–15; < Arabic: literally, one who exerts himself; see ijtihad
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Examples from the Web for mujtahid

Historical Examples

  • After them it is the orthodox belief that there has been no Mujtahid.

    The Faith of Islam

    Edward Sell

  • He is no Mujtahid, for such there are not now amongst the Sunns, to which sect the Turks belong.

  • The orthodox belief is, that since the time of the four Imms there has been no Mujtahid who could do as they did.

  • He loses the right of private judgment, for only a Mujtahid of the first class can dispute the decision of one of the Imms.

  • The patient consulted a Mujtahid who told him that it was against religion to part with any member of the body.

    Modern Persia

    Mooshie G. Daniel