0 What The Quran says about Abrogation

Abrogation of Passages in the Quran

Some passages in the Quran have been abrogated by other verses that were revealed later. This concept is often used to resolve contradictions in the Quran. Because of this doctrine, great importance is placed on the time that the verse was revealed. A passage that was revealed in Medina, for example, may modify or even supplant one that was revealed earlier in Mecca.

Nothing of our revelation (even a single verse) do we abrogate or cause be forgotten, but we bring (in place) one better or the like thereof. 2:106

And when We put a revelation in place of (another) revelation, - and Allah knoweth best what He revealeth - they say: Lo! thou art but inventing. 16:101

(Some Muslims do not accept the doctrine of abrogation. See The Lie of Abrogation at Submission.org.)

Quran Contradiction: Abrogation?
Index: Abrogation

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