Practicing Ijtihad is still permissible

Q: Is the door of Ijtihad now close or is it still open?

A: All Praise is due to Allah Alone and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, his family, and Companions. To commence, employing Ijtihad (juristic effort to infer expert legal rulings) is still possible for all those possessing vast knowledge, faith, and deep insight into the Qur'an, the Sunnah of Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him), the statements of Salaf (righteous predecessors), the Companions of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and all faithful scholars who follow them. Those lacking such qualifications should refer to religious scholars to seek legal advice, as stated by the religious scholars.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.