ijma` (consensus)

The consensus of all the jurists of a generation on a particular legal ruling. Once such a consensus has been reached in one generation, no jurist can hold a different opinion on that legal question. On the other hand, as long as no consensus has been reached, jurists may legitimately hold any of the various opinions of previous jurists.


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