The Imamite and Hadith Principles of the Ashab Ijma

Hasan Ansari Qumi

The author of the present article is seeking to identify the term Ashab Ijma. After searching some of the rijal books he concludes that this technical term is applied to some of the Traditionists and Muhaddithin who lived in second and third century and has been used by Kashshi in his rijal book and others have followed him to use this term in their books.Knowing the origin of this term, it is time to search out for its meaning. It is understood by this article that there are different meanings for this term in rijal books. This article is a brief history of the Ashab Ijma and their historical role in the formation of Imamites fiqh (jurisprudence).

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