Ikhtilaf (Differences of opinion) and Literature of Ikhtilaf: A General Study

Khalida Majid


Ikhtilaf is one of the most important subjects which have been discussed by leading scholars and jurists since the Middle of the second century of Hijrah. The development of Ikhtilaf has given great impact on the Muslim Communities throughout the world. Many Muslim scholars have expressed their views on the vital theme of Ikhtilaf in different contexts. And this paper is just an attempt to give a brief introduction of some of the pioneering works written by pioneer scholars. They have elaborated their views in a comprehensive and systematic manner.


Ethics, Ikhtilaf, Qur’an, diversity, fiqh, difference, opinion, manners, adab.

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