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mujtahid

[mooj-tah-hid] /mudʒˈtɑ hɪd/
noun, Islam.
1.
a person who has been certified as capable of interpreting religious law.
Origin of mujtahid
1805-1815
1805-15; < Arabic: literally, one who exerts himself; see ijtihad
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  • 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 Faith of Islam Edward Sell
  • The orthodox belief is, that since the time of the four Imms there has been no mujtahid who could do as they did.

    The Faith of Islam Edward Sell
  • 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 Faith of Islam Edward Sell
  • 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
  • Patients for whom they have prescribed often consult the mujtahid before taking the medicine.

    Modern Persia Mooshie G. Daniel

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