By Louay Fatoohi

This booklet examines intimately the idea that of "abrogation" within the Qur’an, which has performed a huge function within the improvement of Islamic legislations and has implications for knowing the historical past and integrity of the Qur’anic textual content. The time period has won reputation in recent times, as Muslim teams and participants declare that many passages approximately tolerance within the Qur’an were abrogated via others that decision on Muslims to struggle their enemies. writer Louay Fatoohi argues that this couldn't were derived from the Qur’an, and that its implications contradict Qur’anic rules. He additionally unearths conceptual flaws within the precept of abrogation in addition to critical issues of how it used to be utilized by way of various students.

Abrogation within the Qur’an and Islamic Law lines the advance of the concept that from its most simple shape to the complicated and multi-faceted doctrine it has turn into. The publication exhibits what particular difficulties the 3 modes of abrogation have been brought to unravel, and the way this idea has formed Islamic legislation. The publication additionally evaluations the position of abrogation in rationalizing the view that no longer all the Qur’anic revelation has survived within the "mushaf", or the written list of the Qur’an. This function makes realizing abrogation a necessary prerequisite for learning the historical past of the Qur’anic textual content.

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