Did Imam al-Juwayni and Imam al-Razi reject Ijma' (Consensus) as a Source of Law?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: I read an article on consensus (ijma’) and it gave the views of classical scholars like Imam Juwayni and Imam Fakhruddin Razi that the Quranic and Hadith proofs for consensus are weak and unclear.They argued that how can you have consensus as a source of law, when there is no […]

Understanding Ijtihad and Legal Differences

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: It is said that the four madhabs differ only on smaller jurisprudence issues and not issues regarding ‘aqeeda. I understand that but then I heard that Hanafis regard witr as wajib while shafi’is regard it as sunna. (a) Does that mean that if the shafis are wrong they […]