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mujtahid

[ mooj-tah-hid ]
/ mudʒˈtɑ hɪd /
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noun Islam.

a person who has been certified as capable of interpreting religious law.

Nearby words

muirburn, mujaheddin, mujahedin, mujahidin, mujik, mujtahid, mukalla, mukden, mukha, mukluk, mukti

Origin of mujtahid

1805–15; < Arabic: literally, one who exerts himself; see ijtihad
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