Debates on the subject of ijtihad have been continuous among reformers in Egypt, Syria and Tunisia since in the end of the nineteenth century. They intensified in the second half of the twentieth century, where many writings have appeared addressing the definition, conditions, necessities and applications of Ijtihad, including the qualifications of the mujtahideen, and other issues.
Many people from different professional backrounds and beliefs have engaged in the discussions on Ijtihad, resulting in a wide variety of methods, motives and objectives. However, the core question should be: “Why do we need Ijtihad, and for what purpose?” The lecture panel will address this fundamental question. Panel members include: Dr. Abdul Sattar Abu Ghuddah (International Islamic Fiqh Academy), Dr. Noura Bouhennach (University of Mentouri in Algeria), Dr. Abdullah Al Judai (European Council for Fatwa), and Dr. Mu'taz al-Khatib (Hamad Bin Khalifa University in Qatar). Please join us in the Auditorium of the Faculty of Islamic Studies in Education City on Wednesday 28 September 2016 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.
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