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Another science known as ijtihad (or reasoning and interpretation) was developed by Muslim scholars in order to understand and apply the message of the Qur’an to varying societal needs and conditions.

I hope that something like ijtihad can be cultivated to slowly change
sentiments in the Middle East. But these type of things take time and
the ability to have these voices freely heard without any fear of retaliation.
Are those conditions even there? Without them, these sentiments will find
no root to grow and will just be existing in a void.

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