The Need and Importance of Advisory Ijtihād in the Present Era: A Research Review

عصر حاضر میں مشاورتی اجتہاد کی ضرورت و اہمیت :ایک تحقیقی جائزہ


  • Mudassir Iqbal Ph.D Scholar, Institute of Islamic Studies and Shariah, Muslim Youth University, Islamabad.
  • Abida Iqbal Ph.D Scholar, National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad.
  • Nabeela Shams Ph.D Scholar, Qurtuba University of Science and Information Technology, Peshawar.


Advisory Ijtihād, Interpretation, Islamic Law, Intellectual Discourse, Collaborative Decision-Making


This research paper explores the significance and necessity of Advisory Ijtihād in the contemporary era. Ijtihād, an Islamic legal term, refers to independent reasoning and interpretation of Islamic law. Advisory Ijtihād specifically involves seeking expert opinions from knowledgeable scholars to address complex issues. The paper conducts a comprehensive review of existing literature to highlight the importance of Advisory Ijtihād in today's world. The study argues that Advisory Ijtihād is crucial in addressing contemporary challenges, such as, the need for dynamic and context-specific interpretations of Islamic law, the complexity of modern issues, like bioethics, finance, and technology and the diversity of Muslim communities and the importance of inclusive decision-making. The paper also examines the benefits of Advisory Ijtihād, including, promoting intellectual discourse and critical thinking, encouraging collaborative and consultative approaches to problem-solving and facilitating the adaptation of Islamic law to changing circumstances. Furthermore, the study discusses the obstacles and challenges facing Advisory Ijtihad, such as the importance of balancing traditional knowledge with modern expertise, etc. The research concludes by emphasizing the urgent need for Advisory Ijtihād in the present era, particularly in addressing issues related to social justice, human rights, and global peace. It recommends the establishment of institutions and platforms that facilitate Advisory Ijtihād, promote scholarly collaboration, and foster a culture of intellectual inquiry and critical thinking.




How to Cite

Mudassir Iqbal, Abida Iqbal, & Nabeela Shams. (2024). The Need and Importance of Advisory Ijtihād in the Present Era: A Research Review: عصر حاضر میں مشاورتی اجتہاد کی ضرورت و اہمیت :ایک تحقیقی جائزہ. Al-Mithaq ( Research Journal of Islamic Theology), 3(01), 66–78. Retrieved from