Questions tagged [ijma]

Al-Ijmaa' refers to the agreement of all scholars worthy of making legal decisions from the Ummah (Nation) of Muhammad after his death on a religious matter in any period in time.

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Are there any tenets of Sunni Islam that started out as a revolutionary idea that were resisted by the majority Sunni consensus at the time?

This Q came up as I learnt about Sheikh Mustapha Rashid’s fatwa about hijab not being compulsory going against current Sunni consensus. Since Ijma is a core Sunni principle, I wonder if there is any ...
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Is there a scholarly consensus that “touching impurities directly is unlawful except for a necessity”?

In the context of Muslims touching pork, an IslamWeb fatwa writes: Scholars of Islam (Ulamah) state that touching impurities directly is unlawful except for a necessity. I was unsuccessful at ...