The Rechtsvinding Epistemology of Nahdlatul ‘‘Ulama (NU)

Ibnu Elmi A.S. Pelu


The dynamics of the spirit of ijtihad religious organizations in Indonesia continues to run. Nahdlat al-’’Ulama or NU as a religious organization initiated by KH. Hashim Ash’ari, KH. Hasbullah and KH Wahab. Bisri Samsuri on January 31, 1926 in East Java also has a style and epistemology ijtihad unique to observe.This paper reveals the epistemological model of ijtihad or istinbat al-Ahkam NU. epistemology istinbat al-Ahkam NU using methods ilhaq al-masa’il bi nazairiha. Ilhaq al-masa’il bi nazairiha is to equate the law of a case that does not exist, the books of fiqh as a reference, by the law of a similar issue that has been answered by the text in these books to be based on the elements/pillars ilhaq inside it. Ilhaq epistemology is a modification of the theory of qiyas and pillars inside. Only difference, ilhaq has elements/pillars, namely mulhiq, mulhaq ‘alaih, mulhiq law and’ illat al-hukm. If qiyas was based on the Qur’an and Sunnah, while ilhaq resting on the books of fiqh existing mains.

Keywords: epistemology, ijtihad, NU

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