The Social Sciences

Year: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 23
Page No. 5732 - 5742

Ijtihad in the Contemporary Fiqh of Medicine From Malaysian Experians

Authors : Basri Ibrahim, Rahimah Embong, Kamariah Yunus, Mohd Ali Mohd Yusuf, Fadzli Adam, Engku Muhammad Tajuddin Engku Ali and Ahmad Jazlan Mohd Jusuf

Abstract: This study aims to examine ijtihad standings and its importance in the field of Islamic legislations as well as to uncover its connection to the modern medical field in this contemporary world. This study is designed as a qualitative approach and the secondary data were collected from a body of literature comprising the books of fiqh, usul fiqh and contemporary fiqh. It was found that ijtihad is highly needed in the medical field to solve current issues, especially when it is established by authoritative figures such as the Department of Islamic Advancement Malaysia (JAKIM), the state fatwa council and others. Ijtihad in the fiqh of medicine may be applied in the areas of Zanni al-Thubut and Zanni al-Dilalah, requiring only experts in the area. The study concluded that ijtihad jama’i (collective) is more suitable to be implemented nowadays. This study has implications for JAKIM and other authoritative figures to produce proper ijtihads in resolving some contemporary issues in medicine as guidelines for the ummah (nation).

How to cite this article:

Basri Ibrahim, Rahimah Embong, Kamariah Yunus, Mohd Ali Mohd Yusuf, Fadzli Adam, Engku Muhammad Tajuddin Engku Ali and Ahmad Jazlan Mohd Jusuf, 2016. Ijtihad in the Contemporary Fiqh of Medicine From Malaysian Experians. The Social Sciences, 11: 5732-5742.

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