Imitation in Islamic Jurisprudence and Its Generational Impact
Dr. Suzan Abdel Hameed Hussein Abu Al Suod

In this academic paper, the laws of imitation in Islam are studied closely, examining the meaning of imitation, both linguistically and according to Sharia. Also, it discussed when imitation is allowed and when it is forbidden by religious scholars. Furthermore, the study illustrated when the public must resort to independent reasoning instead of imitating a verdict. Finally, the study is concluded with a discussion on the generational impact of imitation. The views of fundamentalists regarding imitation have been collected for the purpose of this study, and are compared according to their admissible evidence. The study additionally highlighted some of the negative effects imitation has on young people today.

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