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Uṣūl al-fiqh is known as the Fiqh, which covers the principles of Islamic Jurisprudence and means a deep understanding of the Islamic knowledge of the Islamic Law, Sharia.
What knowledge do you have on this principle of Islamic Jurisprudence, Fiqh? Take our quiz to get tested on your Fiqh Knowledge!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is juristic preference also known as? 

    • A.

      Mujtahid

    • B.

      Istishab

    • C.

      Istislah

    • D.

      Istihsan

    Correct Answer
    D. Istihsan
    Explanation
    Istihsan, also known as juristic preference, is a principle in Islamic jurisprudence that allows jurists to deviate from the literal application of the law in order to achieve a more equitable and just outcome. It involves using discretion and personal judgment to interpret the law in a way that best serves the interests of society. This principle is often employed when there is no clear precedent or when the literal application of the law would lead to an unfair or undesirable result.

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  • 2. 

    What does consideration of public interest also mean? 

    • A.

      Mujtahid

    • B.

      Istishab

    • C.

      Istislah

    • D.

      Istihsan

    Correct Answer
    C. Istislah
    Explanation
    Consideration of public interest, also known as istislah in Islamic legal terminology, refers to the principle of making decisions based on what is beneficial for the general welfare of society. It involves taking into account the well-being and best interests of the public when making legal judgments or rulings. This principle allows for flexibility and adaptation in legal reasoning to ensure that the laws and regulations serve the greater good and promote social harmony. Istislah helps in addressing new issues and challenges that may arise in society by finding solutions that are in line with public interest and the objectives of Islamic law.

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  • 3. 

    What is presumption of continuity? 

    • A.

      Mujtahid

    • B.

      Istishab

    • C.

      Istislah

    • D.

      Istihsan

    Correct Answer
    B. Istishab
    Explanation
    The presumption of continuity refers to the legal principle that assumes the continuation of an existing state of affairs until there is evidence to the contrary. In other words, when there is no evidence to suggest a change or disruption, the law assumes that things will continue as they have been. This principle helps maintain stability and consistency in legal matters unless there is proof of a change or exception.

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  • 4. 

    What is a jurist who is qualified to practice ijtihad known as? 

    • A.

      Mujtahid

    • B.

      Istishab

    • C.

      Istislah

    • D.

      Istihsan

    Correct Answer
    A. Mujtahid
    Explanation
    A jurist who is qualified to practice ijtihad is known as a Mujtahid. Ijtihad refers to the independent interpretation of Islamic law based on the Quran and Hadith. A Mujtahid is an expert in Islamic jurisprudence who has the knowledge and authority to derive legal rulings from these primary sources. They are considered to be highly learned and respected within the Islamic legal tradition.

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  • 5. 

    What is the use of independent reasoning to arrive at a ruling contrasted with? 

    • A.

      Taqlid

    • B.

      Hadith

    • C.

      Sharia

    • D.

      Hukum

    Correct Answer
    A. Taqlid
    Explanation
    Independent reasoning is contrasted with taqlid. Taqlid refers to the practice of blindly following the opinions and rulings of religious scholars without questioning or critically analyzing them. In contrast, independent reasoning involves using one's own intellect, knowledge, and understanding to arrive at a ruling or decision. It encourages individuals to think critically, analyze evidence, and consider different perspectives before reaching a conclusion. Independent reasoning allows for personal growth, intellectual development, and the ability to adapt to changing circumstances, whereas taqlid can sometimes lead to stagnation and a lack of critical thinking skills.

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  • 6. 

    What does imitation mean among the following? 

    • A.

      Taqlid

    • B.

      Hadith

    • C.

      Sharia

    • D.

      Hukum

    Correct Answer
    A. Taqlid
    Explanation
    Imitation, in the context of the given options, refers to "Taqlid". Taqlid is a term used in Islamic jurisprudence and refers to the act of following or imitating the legal opinions and rulings of a qualified scholar. It involves accepting and adhering to the interpretations and teachings of religious authorities in matters of Islamic law.

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  • 7. 

    What is a ruling of a mujtahid? 

    • A.

      Taqlid

    • B.

      Hadith

    • C.

      Sharia

    • D.

      Hukum

    Correct Answer
    A. Taqlid
    Explanation
    A ruling of a mujtahid refers to the concept of taqlid, which is the practice of following the legal opinions and rulings of a qualified Islamic scholar. A mujtahid is an expert in Islamic law who has the authority to derive legal rulings based on the Quran, Hadith, and other sources of Islamic jurisprudence. Therefore, the correct answer is taqlid, as it represents the act of adhering to the rulings of a mujtahid.

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  • 8. 

    How many of rulings of Sharia exist? 

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      6

    • C.

      7

    • D.

      8

    Correct Answer
    A. 5
    Explanation
    The question asks about the number of rulings of Sharia that exist. The correct answer is 5, indicating that there are five rulings of Sharia.

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  • 9. 

    What is a decision type called? 

    • A.

      Aḥkām

    • B.

      Ijma’

    • C.

      Qiyas

    • D.

      ḥarām

    Correct Answer
    A. Aḥkām
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Aḥkām. Aḥkām refers to the types of decisions in Islamic law. It encompasses various categories such as haram (forbidden), halal (permissible), wajib (obligatory), mandub (recommended), and mustahabb (preferred). These decisions are based on the teachings of the Quran and Hadith and provide guidance for Muslims in their daily lives.

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  • 10. 

    Which of these is a Sharia ruling? 

    • A.

      Aḥkām

    • B.

      Ijma’

    • C.

      Qiyas

    • D.

      ḥarām

    Correct Answer
    D. ḥarām
    Explanation
    ḥarām refers to something that is prohibited or forbidden according to Islamic law. It is a Sharia ruling that determines certain actions, behaviors, or substances as sinful or unlawful. This ruling is based on religious texts, such as the Quran and Hadith, and is intended to guide Muslims in leading a righteous and moral life. ḥarām acts are considered sinful and can result in punishment or negative consequences in both this life and the afterlife.

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