Al-Mustaṣfā Min ‘Ilm al-Uṣūl by Imām al-Ghazālī
(A Summary on IJMĀ’)
By: Edi Kurniwan
Ijmā’ is the unanimity of the ummah of Muhammad SAW, particularly on certain religious issues. Its linguistic meaning is unanimity (al-Ittifāq) and resolution (al-Izmā’). Thus it combines both of these. Thus it combines both of these. According to al-Nazzām, ijmā’ is an expression for every statement whose proof is evident.