qiyas

noun
qi·​yas | \ kēˈyäs \
plural -es

Definition of qiyas

: the principle of analogy applied in the interpretation of points of Islamic law not clearly covered in the Koran or sunna : analogical inference or deduction

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History and Etymology for qiyas

Arabic qiyās analogy

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“Qiyas.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/qiyas. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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