This artide is an exploration of the concept of Ijtihad as a means for achieving a viable methodology for legal reforms in the Muslim world. The artide aims to show that the Islamic system is reformable and that it can sustain reforms to it. The need is to find a religiously acceptable methodology of legal reform within the Islamic framework. If a new series of rules is constructed from a combination of the evolutionary approach postulared by Ustadh Mahmoud Mabammad Taha 1 and a fresh reinterpretation of Ijtihad then Ijtihad may be able to daim a more central role in bringing about sufficient and lasting legal reforms in the Muslim world.