Test Questions

Chapter 10. To Know God’s Will: Islamic Law

10.1 Explain briefly the following terms: Shari'a, fiqh, madhhab, ahkam (Shari'a valuations).

10.2 Compare and contrast the Sunni and Twelver Shi'i understandings of usul al-fiqh (The roots of jurisprudence), including ijtihad.

10.3 Explain the role of a mufti.

10.4 To what extent has the Shari‘a actually guided all areas of human life over the course of Muslim history?

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