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Meaning of ‘istimbat’

Question

What is meant by making ‘istimbat’ from a Hadith?

 

Answer

Istimbat refers to deducing Juristic laws [and practicable deeds] from a Hadith [or verse of Quran]. This is generally the task of a Mujtahid [and a qualified scholar].

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar