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