Citation for Istishab

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"Istishab." In The Oxford Dictionary of Islam. Ed. John L. Esposito. Oxford Islamic Studies Online. Sep 21, 2020. <http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com/article/opr/t125/e1138>.

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"Istishab." In The Oxford Dictionary of Islam. , edited by John L. Esposito. Oxford Islamic Studies Online, http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com/article/opr/t125/e1138 (accessed Sep 21, 2020).

Istishab

Islamic legal term for the presumption of continuity, where a situation existing previously is presumed to be continuing at present until the contrary is proven. Typical examples are the presumption that a sixth daily prayer is not mandatory, since texts require only five, and that an inheritance cannot be claimed from a missing person until evidence is presented that he or she is dead. Accordingly, a person is presumed to be free from liability until the contrary is proven.

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