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The Scope of Diversity and Ikhtilaf (Juristic Disagreement) in the Shariah

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It is due mainly to the recognition and tolerance of disagreement among the ulama over juristic issues that Islamic law is often described as a diversity with unity:that is, unity as regards basic principles, and diversity regarding the details. A tangible manifestation of ikhtilaf in Islamic law is the prevalence of at least five different schools of jurisprudence which have survives to this day and have followers throughout the Muslim world......... Download the full article in pdf attachment (below) 

Islamic Studies 37 (1998), pp 315-338.

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