Esselamun Aleikum wa Rahmetullah, What is ijma in Islam? Can we deny ijma because we couldnt find that topic in sunnah?
Wa alaykum salaam
An ijma is a consensus, it is the third source of deriving rulings in Islamic law after the Qur’an and Sunnah. It is in itself based upon the previous two sources (Qur’an and sunnah) and it is a matter that is agreed upon by the majority of the ummah and then recorded, this can occur during the time of the sahabah, the tabi’een (successors) or after. When a consensus is reached it becomes obligatory upon Muslims to accept it and denial of it may lead one to be expelled from the fold of Islam.
May Allah forgive me for any shortcomings