By Amyn B. Sajoo
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Certainly, a conservative trend took hold in the face of instability and rapid flux in the Muslim world, leading to a long period of passivity in the unfolding of the sharia. Two constraints that were imposed by scholars early on weighed heavily on the practice of ijtihad. First, it could only be exercised in matters not covered by clear textual guidance (nass qati) in the Quran and Sunna. Second, ijtihad could only be exercised by a scholar who met a rigorous list of qualifications, and was prepared to act in specified ways.
This was especially so with regard to pagan practices, which belonged to jahiliyya, the period of darkness before the light of the Revelation. At the same time, the Quran recognises that many prophets brought God’s message to their lands and communities over the history of the world’s peoples, and concludes that these messengers have sometimes been successful. The diverse religious cultures surrounding these messengers are fully acknowledged, even if the messages brought by these peoples are felt to have become distorted and in need of reform according to God’s true word.
These forces can be destructive to the child’s wellbeing. Steps must be taken to protect that child, and those steps are the subject of local lore. Boys may be dressed as girls to throw evil portends off their tracks; girls may be protected by the hanging of verses from the Quran in tiny containers around their necks, and so on. Moreover, representations of the eye of Horus from ancient Egypt may be placed on the walls as an effective means to protect the child, especially until the child is old enough for its parents not to fear its early death.
A Companion to Muslim Cultures by Amyn B. Sajoo